Democrat Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison have introduced a bill to cap any bridge project using federal funds at just under $600 million. The proposed bridge currently has a $700 million price tag.
Bill in Congress to cap cost of Stillwater bridge threatens project
A bill in Congress would limit the use of federal funds for the crossing at $574 million. That's significantly lower than the project's estimated $700 million price tag. Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison says he's not against building the bridge but says the price is just too high. The group lobbying for the crossing says that cost also includes highway improvements in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.