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View earmark details Rep. Bennie Thompson (-Mississippi, 2nd) - Earmarks Requested
In Office
Alternate Name: Bennie G. Thompson

 
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                     29 $7,116,143
With Other Members          14 $14,565,000
All Congressional                43 $21,681,143
All Sponsored Earmarks      45* $22,787,143*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount

(desc)

Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Washington County Sheriffs Department - crime prevention
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 No additional sponsors indicated Washington County, Mississippi Washington County (Miss.) Sheriff's Department
View earmark details 2010 Law Enforcement Technology and Equipment
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 No additional sponsors indicated Jackson County, Mississippi City of Jackson, Miss.
View earmark details 2010 County-wide Law Enforcement Programs
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 No additional sponsors indicated Fayette, Mississippi Jefferson County (Miss.) Sheriff's Department
View earmark details 2009 Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS for the Historically Black Education and Historic Heritage Collection Project
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$95,000 Sen. Roger Wicker (-MS) Jackson, Mississippi Tougaloo College
View earmark details 2010 Coahoma Community College, Clarksdale, MS for curricula, equipment and technology
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$50,000 No additional sponsors indicated Clarksdale, Mississippi Coahoma Community College (Clarksdale, Miss.)
View earmark details 2009 Boys and Girls Club, for upgrades and renovations of the Boys and Girls Club facility
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$47,500 No additional sponsors indicated Bolton, Mississippi Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi
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