Friday, July 17, 2009

Big Names and Big Bucks: Part 3


I apologize for taking so many posts to do this in, but there are sooooo many earmarks! Don't forget, either, that there are over 400 members of the House. It takes time to organize all of these.

In doing today's list, I've noticed more Republicans popping up. Although only 8 voted FOR cap and trade, the others must have decided to get their pet projects in while being able to say they voted against this crap.

I do need to make a correction on one member's list. John Lewis (D-GA) did not earmark for the Fort Valley Utility Commission's wastewater reclamation facility. He did, however co-sponsor an earmark for the city of Atlanta's sewer system infrastructure improvements. It was still a $500,000 dip into your pocket.

Again: *=co-sponsored earmark [PD]=Presidentially-directed earmark

Here are today's contestants.

Jim Langevin (D-RI) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $700,000
  • *Water Sytems Council, Washington, DC- Water Systems Wellcare Program -- $700,000
Tom Latham (R-IA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,200,000
  • *Water Sytems Council, Washington, DC- Water Systems Wellcare Program -- $700,000
  • City of Garner, IA - wastewater treatment infrastructure improvements -- $500,000
Mike Arcuri (D-NY) - Number of Earmarks: 1 -- $700,000
  • *Water Sytems Council, Washington, DC- Water Systems Wellcare Program -- $700,000
Leonard Boswell (D-IA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- $700,000
  • *Water Sytems Council, Washington, DC- Water Systems Wellcare Program -- $700,000
Walter Jones (R-NC) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- $13,000,000
  • *National Rural Water Association, Duncan, OK - Rural Water Technical Assistance, National Rural Water Association -- $13,000,000
Adam Smith (D-WA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $4,500,000
  • *University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Puget Sound Ecosystem Research Initiative -- $4,000,000
  • City of Lacey, WA - regional reclaimed water project -- $500,000
Brian Baird (D-WA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $4,500,000
  • *University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Puget Sound Ecosystem Research Initiative -- $4,000,000
  • City of South Bend, WA - Willapa Regional wastewater facilities project -- $500,000
Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $3,500,000
  • *Brownsville, El Paso, TX - El Paso/Brownsville water and wastewater infrastructure -- $2,500,000
  • [PD] Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR -- $1,000,000
Mike Rogers (R-AL) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $375,000
  • Eastern Alabama Water Sewer and Fire Protection District, Valley, AL - wastewater system planning -- $275,000
  • Talladega College, Talladega, AL - Swayne Hall Historic Restoration and Renovation -- $100,000
Bob Bright (D-AL) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • City of Enterprise, AL - Enterprise Southeast Lagoon upgrade project -- $500,000
Bob Aderholt (R-AL) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $800,000
  • City of Sulligent, AL - water well and storage tank project -- $500,000
  • City of Fort Payne, AL - Historic Fort Payne Coal and Iron Building Rehabilitation -- $150,000
  • *University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL - Historic Montevallo Mai Hall Renovation -- $150,000
Jo Bonner (R-AL) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • Washington County Commission, Chatom, AL - Washington County sanitary sewer extension -- $500,000
Robert Berry (D-AR) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • Cabot Waterworks, Cabot, AR - wastewater improvments -- $500,000
John Boozman (R-AR) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • City of Fayetteville, AR - Elkins outfall Sewer Line sewer replacement -- $500,000
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- $2,000,000
  • *The Pascua Yacqui Tribe, Tucson, AZ - master drainage plan -- $1,000,000
  • *University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - U.S./Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program -- $1,000,000
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • Town of Chino Valley, AZ - water and wastewater infrastructure -- $500,000
Jerry Lewis (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $1,300,000
  • Big Bear Department of Water and Power, Big Bear Lake, CA - Big Bear Lake water system infrastructure improvements -- $500,000
  • City of Calimesa, CA - storm drain improvements -- $500,000
  • Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA -- visitors' center -- $300,000
Brian Bilbray (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad for Vista-Carlsbad joint wastewater project -- $500,000
Dan Lungren (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • City of Galt, CA - Wastewater treatment plant upgrades -- $500,000
Duncan Hunter (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • Helix Water District, La Mesa, CA - El Monte valley groundwater recharge project -- $500,000
Sam Farr (D-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,500,000
  • Monterrey County Water Resources Agency, Salinas, CA - Lower Carmel River and Lagoon Floodplain restoration and enhancement project -- $500,000
  • [PD] Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Ecosystem -- $1,000,000
Buck McKeon (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • Palmdale Water District, Palmdale, CA - water main replacement -- $500,000
  • Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, CA - Angeles NF Shoemaker Canyon -- $500,000
Grace Napolitano (D-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • South Montebello Irrigation District, Montebello, CA - water system infrastructure improvements -- $1,000,000
Adam Schiff (D-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $500,000
  • South Pasedena, CA - Wilson Reservoir Replacement -- $300,00
  • City of Temple City, CA - storm drain installation -- $200,000
David Dreier (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $500,000
  • City of Arcadia, CA - Arcadia and Sierra madre joint water infrastructure project -- $500,000
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $675,000
  • City of Bell, CA - sewer infrastructure modernization -- $675,000
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, CA - Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument -- $500,000
  • City of Cathedral City, CA - South City Improvement District groundwater protection -- $500,000
Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $645,000
  • Town of Prospect, CT - drinking water infrastructure -- $495,000
  • City of Derby, CT - Sterling Opera House renovation -- $150,000
Until next time...


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6 comments:

Dr. Dave said...

"Talladega College, Talladega, AL - Swayne Hall Historic Restoration and Renovation -- $100,000

"Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, CA - Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument -- $500,000

"City of Derby, CT - Sterling Opera House renovation -- $150,000"

Yeah...this pork has to a lot to do with energy.

Most of these pukes, Republican or Democrat, are despicable, particularly those padding in pork and then voting against the bill. That's how DC works. And that's why we should throw the lot of them (well, most of them) out in 2010.

As for training camp, I'm about 13 hours south of Le-trobe these days, and my trip north this August will be to the other side of the state, where my parents live, but, as always, I'll be there in spirit.

blackandgoldfan said...

Dr. Dave: As I do these, I'm starting to see the hypocrisy coming from the Republicans as well as the Democrats. It makes me sick!

I just got off the phone with my mom, and she said "I thought you had to go to prison to be raped in the a**!" No wonder I love her so much!

I'll take pics from Latrobe so you can share the experience. :-D

Bungalow Bill said...

Go after those lost Republicans who forgot about limited government! They need to go to. After all, it's not about Republicans or Democrats, its about conservativism over moderates and liberals.

blackandgoldfan said...

Amen, Clay!

To have their hand out while trumpeting the fact that they voted against c & t is political pandering at its finest.

It all boils down to one issue: one's love for their country. And I love mine too much to let it go to hell in a handbasket.

Ramblings From a Young American said...

I got about halfway through, decided I'd rather read something less disturbing but didn't quite manage to avert my eyes. It's like watching a train-wreck, I cry... I wipe my eyes, I see the list again and I cry a little bit more. Very hard chain of events.

blackandgoldfan said...

Young American: I know. It's a disgrace what's happened here.

If you're looking for a better read, try my post yesterday "A Tale of Two Cities 2009".