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View earmark details Rep. John Shimkus (-Illinois, 15th) - Earmarks Requested
In Office
Alternate Name: John Mondy Shimkus

 
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                     33 $6,830,250
With Other Members          19 $43,998,000
All Congressional                52 $50,828,250
All Sponsored Earmarks      66* $261,976,250*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount

(desc)

Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2008 Olmstead Locks and Dam, Ohio River
(Energy and Water)
$102,336,000 President *
Rep. Ed Whitfield (-KY)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (-KY)
Kentucky
View earmark details 2010 Reading is Fundamental authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$24,803,000 President *
Rep. Lois Capps (-CA)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (-DC)
Rep. Jim Oberstar (-MN)
...more
Various Locations
View earmark details 2010 Mississippi River Between Missouri River and Minneapolis (MVS Portion), IL
(Energy and Water)
$21,123,000 President *
Rep. Todd Akin (-MO)
Rep. Phil Hare (-IL)
Mississippi River, Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Upper Mississippi River Restoration, IL, IA, MO, MN & WI
(Energy and Water)
$17,713,000 President *
Rep. Todd Akin (-MO)
Rep. Leonard Boswell (-IA)
Rep. Bruce Braley (-IA)
...more
Illinois; Minnesota; Missouri; Wisconsin
View earmark details 2010 Upper Mississippi River Restoration, IL, IA, MN, MO & WI
(Energy and Water)
$16,470,000 President *
Rep. Todd Akin (-MO)
Rep. Leonard Boswell (-IA)
Rep. Russ Carnahan (-MO)
...more
Illinois; Minnesota; Missouri; Wisconsin
View earmark details 2009 Upper Miss River-Illinois WW System, IL, IA, MO, MN & WI
(Energy and Water)
$8,604,000 Rep. Todd Akin (-MO)
Rep. Leonard Boswell (-IA)
Rep. Bruce Braley (-IA)
...more
Illinois; Minnesota; Missouri; Wisconsin
View earmark details 2008 Child Development Center
(Military Construction)
$8,200,000 Rep. Jerry Costello (-IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL)
Scott AFB, Illinois
View earmark details 2010 Upper Mississippi River--Illinois WW System, IL, IA, MN, MO & WI
(Energy and Water)
$6,276,000 Rep. Todd Akin (-MO)
Rep. Leonard Boswell (-IA)
Rep. Russ Carnahan (-MO)
...more
Illinois; Minnesota; Missouri; Wisconsin
View earmark details 2010 Chain of Rocks Canal, Mississippi River, IL (Def Corr)
(Energy and Water)
$6,141,000 President *
Rep. Jerry Costello (-IL)
Chain of Rocks Canal, Illinois
View earmark details 2010 Lake Shelbyville, IL
(Energy and Water)
$5,183,000 President * Lake Shelbyville, Illinois
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