Helping the district or state

By Dallin, Rachel, Amanti

public works

Congress passes work bills that gives billion dollars to local projects that bring jobs and money into the state or district economies

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

Pork-Barrel projects

government projects and grants that primarily benefit the home district or state.

Using Influence

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.