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View earmark details Rep. Melissa Bean (-Illinois, 8th) - Earmarks Requested
Defeated
Alternate Names: Melissa Luburic, Melissa Luburic Bean

 
AllSoloWith Other Members
* Numbers other than "All Sponsored Earmarks" do not include earmarks requested by the president to better reflect political power. This follows the methodology used by Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 Number Cost
Solo Earmarks                     31 $14,687,914
With Other Members          24 $27,654,700
All Congressional                55 $42,342,614
All Sponsored Earmarks      57* $90,427,614*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount

(desc)

Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 McCook and Thornton Reservoirs, IL
(Energy and Water)
$28,709,000 President *
Rep. Danny Davis (-IL)
Rep. Jesse Jackson (-IL)
Rep. Peter Roskam (-IL)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2010 McCook and Thornton Reservoirs, IL
(Energy and Water)
$19,376,000 President *
Rep. Danny Davis (-IL)
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (-IL)
Rep. Jesse Jackson (-IL)
...more
Thornton Reservoirs
View earmark details 2008 METRA, Union Pacific Northwest Line
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$7,227,500 Rep. Rahm Emanuel (-IL)
Sen. Mark Kirk (-IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2008 METRA, STAR Line (Northeastern)
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$7,227,500 Rep. Judy Biggert (-IL)
Rep. Denny Hastert (-IL)
Sen. Mark Kirk (-IL)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration
(Energy and Water)
$2,157,000 Rep. John Conyers (-MI)
Rep. John Dingell (-MI)
Rep. Vern Ehlers (-MI)
...more
Michigan
View earmark details 2008 Castings for Improved Defense Readiness
(Defense)
$2,000,000 Rep. Nancy Boyda (-KS)
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (-RI)
Sen. Bob Casey (-PA)
...more
North Charleston, South Carolina American Metalcasting Consortium
View earmark details 2010 Wide area sensor force protection targeting
(Defense)
$1,600,000 No additional sponsors indicated Barrington, Illinois Goodrich ISR Systems
View earmark details 2008 Integration of the Javelin Antitank Missile onto the US Army Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station
(Defense)
$1,600,000 Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL) Barrington, Illinois Recon Optical Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Wide Area Sensor for Force Protection Targeting
(Defense)
$1,600,000 No additional sponsors indicated Barrington, Illinois
View earmark details 2010 Large Aircraft Podded Infrared Countermeasures Systems for Air Force Reserve KC-135
(Defense)
$1,200,000 No additional sponsors indicated Rolling Meadows, Illinois Northrop Grumman Defensive Systems Divisions
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