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That's what at least one U.S. congressmen is telling his constituents, expecting the passage of a massive, infrastructure-driven "economic stimulus" package during the third week of January.

By on 12.16.08 | 7:56AM

That's what at least one U.S. congressmen is telling his constituents, expecting the passage of a massive, infrastructure-driven "economic stimulus" package during the third week of January.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., urged local government officials Monday to have their requests for infrastructure funding ready when the new Congress convenes in early January....

Towns and counties that already have their projects planned are more likely to have their funding requests approved, Butterfield said.

“If you have your project ready to go, the more likely you will get funded,” he said.

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