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View earmark details Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon, 1st) - Earmarks Requested

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                     6 $2,343,500
With Other Members          134 $196,238,425
All Congressional                140 $198,581,925
All Sponsored Earmarks      147* $474,404,925*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2010 Newberg-Dundee Transportation Improvement Project, OR
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$389,600 Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
View earmark details 2010 Readiness Center
(Military Construction)
$386,000 Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Washington County, Oregon
View earmark details 2008 Portland State University, equipment and technology for its Science Research and Teaching Center
$383,000 Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Portland, Oregon Portland (Ore.) State University
View earmark details 2008 Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR for academic programs in the OGI School of Science and Engineering
$383,000 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Portland, Oregon Oregon Health and Science University
View earmark details 2009 Vernonia School District, Vernonia, OR for technology and equipment
$381,000 Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Vernonia, Oregon Vernonia (Ore.) School District 47J
View earmark details 2010 Willamette River Environmental Dredging, OR
(Energy and Water)
$381,000 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Willamette River, Oregon
View earmark details 2010 Water Supply System (Design)
(Military Construction)
$368,000 Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Camp Rilea, Oregon
View earmark details 2010 Treatment of Battlefield Spinal Cord and Burn Injuries
$360,000 Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
Portland, Oregon Oregon Biomedical Engineering Institute
View earmark details 2008 Oregon Partnership - Target Meth Oregon Program
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$352,500 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR)
Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
Oregon Oregon Partnership
View earmark details 2010 County of Washington, Hillsboro, OR for facilities and equipment for a mental health clinic
$350,000 Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Hillsboro, Oregon Washington County, Ore.
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