The U.S. House recently passed new rules limiting Community Project Funding (earmarks). The rules limit the overall spending in this area and specified that no requests will be considered for the Labor-HHS-Ed budget, which is typically the route for community colleges. Senate rules have not changed, but Iowa’s Senators are not accepting these applications. Last month we shared Rep. Hinson’s application (the deadline for that has passed). We have not seen applications from any of Iowa’s other representatives at this time.