A few individuals in Congress are "hold-outs" on funding the Flight 93 Memorial. Here's a link to the project site.
I have to admit that I like the idea of the Memorial, but cringe at the thought of the proposed $60,000,000 price tag. Here's another exerpt talking about Congressman Taylor's efforts to block the project based on funding issues. I'm not sure what the right answer is, but to spend $60M seems excessive. If they already have $7.5M, shouldn't that be enough for some sort of appropriate tribute.
For Taylor, a large landowner in the mountains of western Carolina, the issue comes down to principle: The federal government is already the largest landowner in the country, and he believes that no additional tax dollars should go to more land buying for this or any other memorial. Beyond that, the families have committed to raising half the $60 million needed to build the memorial but so far have raised $7.5 million. Taylor is concerned that the federal government will be left holding the bag.
Neither Taylor nor his press secretary returned phone calls and e-mails yesterday. His chief of staff, Sean Dalton, would not comment.