Returning Transportation Pork To New Orleans?

California politician Nancy Pelosi begins a remarkable trend by offering to give the $70 million earmarked for San Francisco transportation to the Katrina appropriations fund.

"House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco said Tuesday she was willing to return to the federal Treasury $70 million designated for San Francisco projects in the new highway and transportation bill and use the money to help pay for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

...While the debate rages over the transportation earmarks, one of Washington's leading critics of pork barrel spending said he doesn't think Congress will reopen the highway legislation to move money to Katrina relief."

Full Story: Pelosi willing to give up S.F. funds for recovery

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