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Fiscal Year(s)

View earmark details Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Florida) - Earmarks Requested
Alternate Names: Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz, Melquiades Rafael Martinez

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                     22 $32,615,000
With Other Members          195 $315,672,846
All Congressional                217 $348,287,846
All Sponsored Earmarks      283* $2,617,952,142*
Earmark Details Year


Description (Bill) Amount Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Outpatient Clinic
(Military Construction)
$111,412,000 President *
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Lee County, Florida
View earmark details 2009 Port Everglades Harbor, FL
(Energy and Water)
$526,000 President *
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
View earmark details 2009 Satellite Operations Support Facility
(Military Construction)
$8,000,000 Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Cape Canaveral AS, Florida
View earmark details 2009 Tampa Harbor, FL
(Energy and Water)
$478,000 Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Tampa, Florida
View earmark details 2009 National Council on Economic Education for the Cooperative Education Exchange program, which is authorized in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as part of the Civic Education Program
$5,019,000 Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY)
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
New York, New York Council for Economic Education
View earmark details 2009 National Flight Academy, Pensacola, FL for development of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics distance learning curriculum
$190,000 Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Pensacola, Florida National Flight Academy LLC
View earmark details 2009 New Medical Facility
(Military Construction)
$120,000,000 President *
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)
Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Orlando, Florida
View earmark details 2009 Orange County Government, Orange County, FL for the Primary Care Access Network, including facilities and equipment
$523,000 Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)
Rep. Ric Keller (R-FL)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Orange County, Florida Orange County, Fla.
View earmark details 2009 Metrorail Orange Line Extension Project, FL
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$20,000,000 Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
View earmark details 2009 Mayport Ferry and Dock Ramp Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, FL
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$712,500 Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Jacksonville, Florida
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