In a February 2nd article on how Congress can improve on the first attempt by congressional Democrats to write a "stimulus" bill, the Manhattan Institute's City Journal favorably mentioned Congressman Shuster's amendment:
Another good new provision, from Pennsylvania Republican Bill Shuster, prohibits states from using the federal highway-maintenance stimulus funds to replace their existing funds for such work. This provision would be difficult to enforce. But at least it acknowledges that the last thing states should be doing is cutting their own spending on infrastructure and replacing it with temporary federal dollars. They should be increasing such spending relative to spending on education and health care.
Read the whole thing here.