Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cap and Trade Earmarks: Big Names and Big Bucks Part 2


Here's the list for today, kids. There are Republicans on the list. Of the three Republicans on today's list, only one, Chris Smith (R-NJ) is one of the Republican 8. I guess the other ones decided to stuff their earmarks in realizing that they could have it both ways: Satisfy the constituency while voting against cap and trade. BUSTED!!!

Remember: *=co-sponsor [PD] = Presidentially-directed earmark

Ed Pastor (D-AZ) -- Number of earmarks: 4 -- Total: $3,220,000
  • *University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, TX - Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) -- $1,000,000
  • *The Pascua Yacqui Tribe, Tuscon, AZ - master drainage plan -- $1,000,000
  • Town of Miami, AZ - sewer collection system upgrades -- $220,000
  • *University of Arizona Tuscon - U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program -- $1,000,000
Hal Rogers (D-KY) -- Number of Earmarks: 4 -- Total: $5,200,000
  • *Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO -- $1,700,000
  • *Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Washington, DC -- $2,500,000
  • Perry County Sanitation District Number One, Hazard, KY - wastewater treatement infrastructure -- $500,000
  • Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Middlesboro, KY - Fern Lake -- $500,000
John Dingell (D-MI) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,500,000
  • *Wayne County, Detroit, MI - Rouge River Wet Weather Demonstration Project -- $500,000
  • *USFWS, Fort Snelling, MN - Mass marking of hatchery fish -- $1,000,000
Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $3,500,000
  • *University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, TX - Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) -- $1,000,000
  • Brownsville/El Paso, TX - El Paso/Brownsville water and wastewaer infrastructure -- $2,500,000
John Olver (D-MA) -- Number of Earmarks: 6 -- Total: $5,987,000
  • *Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Washington, DC -- $2,500,000
  • *Pioneer Valley Planning commission, West Springfield, MA - Connecticut River CSO -- $750,000
  • Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA - Hancock Shaker Village Restoration -- $150,000
  • Trustees of Reservations, Stockbridge, MA - Stockbridge Mission House Renovation -- $117,000
  • Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab, Turners Falls, MA -- $220,000
  • [PD] Silvio O Conte NWR&FR -- $2,250,000
Steny Hoyer (D-MD) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $1,200,000
  • Town of Chesapeake Beach, Chesapeake Beach, MD - WWTP Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade and Expansion -- $700,000
  • *National Park Service, Washington, DC - Chesapeake Bay Gateways -- $400,000
  • National Park Service, Washington, DC - National Capital Parks East, Washington DC - Harmony Hall Restoration -- $100,000
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • *City of Sunrise, FL - water reclamation system -- $1,000,000
Alcee Hastings (D-FL) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • *City of Sunrise, FL - water reclamation system -- $1,000,000
Steve Rothman (D-NJ) -- Number of Earmarks: 6 -- Total: $5,300,000
  • *Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, Newark, NJ - combined sewage overflow project -- $750,000
  • Borough of Fort Lee, Fort Lee, NJ - CSO abatement upgrades -- $500,000
  • *Great Swamp NWR, Basking Ridge, NJ -- $750,000
  • *Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ - Georgian Court Mansion restoration -- $200,000
  • [PD] Edwin B. Forsythe ACE Basin NWR -- $1,100,000
  • [PD] Cape May NWR -- $2,000,000
Chris Smith (R-NJ) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $200,000
  • *Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ - Georgian Court Mansion restoration -- $200,000
Elijah Cummings (D-MD) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $1,050,000
  • *National Park Service, Washington, DC - Chesapeake Bay Gateways -- $400,000
  • *Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore, MD - Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail -- $500,000
  • Park and People Foundation, Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Urban Forestry Watershed Demonstration Co-Op Project -- $150,000
Larry Kissell (D-NC) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $1, 700,000
  • *Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO -- $1,700,000
John Lewis (D-GA) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $2,000,000
  • *Fort Valley Utility Commission, Fort Valley, GA - wastewater reclamation facility -- $500,000
  • *Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, Atlanta, GA -- $500,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
David Price (D-NC) -- Number of Earmarks: 5 -- Total: $5,213,000
  • *Water Environment Research Foundation, Alexandria, VA -- $2,000,000
  • *City of Raleigh, NC - Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant -- $500,000
  • *Town of Cary Public Works and Utilities Department, Cary, NC - Western Wake regional wastewater -- $1,000,000
  • *US Forest Service, Pisagh Forest, NC - Catawba Falls Access and Trail Acquisition -- $713,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
Jim McDermott (D-WA) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $6,650,000
  • *University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Puget Sound Ecosystem Research Initiative -- $4,000,000
  • City of Seattle, WA - Magnuson Park Wetlands Project -- $500,000
  • [PD] Mt. Ranier -- $2,150,000
Mike Rogers (R-MI) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,500,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
  • Lansing Board of Water and Light, Lansing, MI - energy-efficient drinking water system -- $500,000
Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,500,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
  • [PD] James Campbell NWR -- $500,000
John Conyers (D-MI) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
Edolphus Towns (D-NY) -- Number of Earmarks: 1 -- Total: $1,000,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) -- Number of Earmarks: 3 -- Total: $1,100,000
  • Village of Saugerties, Saugerties, NY - water and wastewater infrastructure improvements -- $800,000
  • Village of Oswego, NY - Historic Oswego Municipal Building Rehabilitation -- $150,000
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Poughkeepsie, NY - Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Restoration -- $150,000
And today's winner of "Porker of the Day":

Denny Rehberg (R-MT) -- Number of Earmarks: 9 -- Total: $14,890,000
  • *Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO -- $1,700,000
  • *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
  • Em-Kayan County Water and Sewer, Libby, MT - infrastructure improvements -- $290,000
  • City of Bozeman, MT - Main Street Historic District Restoration -- $150,000
  • [PD] Helena National Forest, Blackfoot Challenge -- $1,000,000
  • [PD] Rocky Mountain Front CA -- $3,750,000
  • [PD] Multi-Greater Yellowstone Area -- $1,000,000
  • [PD] Blackfoot River Special Recreation Management Area -- $4,500,000
  • [PD] Meeteetsee Spires ACEC -- $1,500,000
There you have it for today. I'm still going through the earmarks. Talk about a labor of love!

12 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

What is a wet weather demonstration project? One thing is for sure about earmarks, when it rains, it pours. I wonder if that's the connection.

blackandgoldfan said...

Clay: I get visions of an Indian rain dance when I see that. And, remember, this is just the House Interior Appropriations. I've yet to see the Homeland Security Appropriations!

Andrew33 said...

BB, rain comment is especially true here where I live.

Some Republicans are stuffing crazy earmarks into the bill to scare moderate Dems away from it. Still, I believe that such tactics are wrong and can backfire. Such Republicans are not smart enough to debate the bill on it's merits.

blackandgoldfan said...

May I conclude your comment with "...and shouldn't be anywhere NEAR Capitol Hill."

Thanks, Joel!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

what great research..thank u!

blackandgoldfan said...

Still got more coming, Angel! This is just Interior Appropriations. Haven't started on DHS Appropriations.

Bungalow Bill said...

I wonder if the people of Bozemen, MT are going to write thank you latters to the 300 plus million people who don't live in Montana and wound up paying for their mainstreet restoration? Couldn't they have voted on a sales tax inititiative or something instead of making the rest of the states pay? By the way, it's not just Bozeman that is guilty of this. They just happen to be the list tonight.

blackandgoldfan said...

Clay: (bad Clinton impersonation) I feel your pain.

You're right. This is the inmates running the asylum. I can't wait until the Dem healthcare plan is released. I'll put every single piece of pork up here! Bribery for votes on this crap...pure and simple.

Mel said...

Astounding job i came over from Clay's place

blackandgoldfan said...

Welcome, Mel and thanks for stopping. I hope to see more of you here and at all my other cyberhaunts. I'll have more of these lists coming, so please be patient! :-D

Kelster93 said...

Thanks for posting this -- though it isn't the first time Mike Rogers has stuffed in some pork, voted against the final product, then taken credit for bringing home the bacon.

http://rogerswatch.blogspot.com/2009/03/summers-coming-time-for-flip-flops.html

Liberals and conservatives can agree: hypocrisy isn't pretty!

blackandgoldfan said...

Kelster: Thanks for stopping! It makes my blood boil to see that they have no problem being so two-faced. Both parties have been guilty of hypocrisy, and the American people have every right to be outraged. I hope by posting these that people will get angry enough to say "WE THE PEOPLE should dictate how our money should be spent."

I didn't realize that this wasn't the first time Mike Rogers has done this. Thanks for the info! He needs to be given his pink slip.

Hope to see you again!