Helping the district or state
By Dallin, Rachel, Amanti
Grants and contracts
lawmakers give grants and contracts to the states and districts that are funded by the federal budget and it should be noted that this is a crucial source of jobs and income in the economy
Congress doesn't have direct control over grants and contracts. Agencies of the executive branch award and make those decisions; However, lawmakers play an important role in pressuring and influencing their constituents to contact agent officials to make their needs known.