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5 of the highest-priced infrastructure earmarks requested by lawmakers

Earmarks are back.

After a decade-long absence, bill provisions that direct funds to specific recipients have returned to Washington, D.C., politics. Congressional leaders from both parties took steps in March to permit limited earmarks, which will allow some spending projects to be included in legislation.

The return is a new bargaining chip that could incentivize negotiation on deals, such as on President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal.

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