Controversial Earmark From Two Years Ago Rears Its Head Again in Congress
Young's request for $10 million to widen Interstate 75 in southern Florida was approved. But after that he changed the language to authorize work on an interchange on I-75 instead — despite the fact the project was opposed by local officials. But it was backed by a real estate developer who had thrown a $40,000 fundraiser for Young that year. Now Coburn is asking Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell for a committee of House members and senators to investigate.