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Action News Investigates: Military salary limitations

by Action News Jacksonville on 04/30/2015

Cochran aide enters not guilty plea on drug charges

by Hattiesburg (Miss.) American on 04/29/2015

At least 6 former Schock aides now subpoenaed

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Fiscal Year(s)

View earmark details Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Illinois, 13th) - Earmarks Requested
Alternate Name: Judith Borg Biggert

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                     15 $7,134,100
With Other Members          14 $28,014,400
All Congressional                29 $35,148,500
All Sponsored Earmarks      32* $63,876,500*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2008 Illinois Waterway, Lockport Lock and Dam (Replacements)
(Energy and Water)
$20,118,000 President *
Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-IL)
View earmark details 2008 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Second Barrier
(Energy and Water)
$7,872,000 President *
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI)
View earmark details 2008 METRA, STAR Line (Northeastern)
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$7,227,500 Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL)
Rep. Denny Hastert (R-IL)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
View earmark details 2008 Domestic Armstrong Titlnium Production
$5,000,000 Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Unknown Location
View earmark details 2010 Advanced battery materials and manufacturing
$4,000,000 Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-IL) Argonne, Illinois Argonne National Laboratory
View earmark details 2008 Vehicle Maintenance and Prognostics System
$2,560,000 Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)
Unknown Location
View earmark details 2008 Joint Combined Aircrew Systems Tester (JCAST)
$2,000,000 Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Downers Grove, Illinois Scot Inc.
View earmark details 2010 MEMS Sensors for Real-Time Sensing of Weaponized Pathogens
$2,000,000 Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) Romeoville, Illinois Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Joint Aircrew Combined System Tester (JCAST)
$1,600,000 No additional sponsors indicated Downers Grove, Illinois Chemring Energetic Devices
View earmark details 2008 Small Business Infrared Materials Manufacturing-Silicon Alternatives
$1,600,000 Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Unknown Location
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