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View earmark details Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pennsylvania, 4th) - 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                     46 $24,586,514
With Other Members          29 $27,459,621
All Congressional                75 $52,046,135
All Sponsored Earmarks      78* $143,777,135*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill)


Amount Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Blackhawk Foundation, Inc., for a physical education program at Blackhawk High School, which may include equipment
$143,000 No additional sponsors indicated Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Blackhawk Foundation Co. Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Borough of Monaca Police Department
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 No additional sponsors indicated Monaca, Pennsylvania
View earmark details 2009 Butler County Planning Commission, for planning, design, and construction of a business park
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$142,500 No additional sponsors indicated Butler, Ohio
View earmark details 2009 Carnegie Mellon University for the Buffalo Township Business Accelerator Program
(Financial Services)
$196,514 No additional sponsors indicated Buffalo, New York Carnegie Mellon University
View earmark details 2009 Chippewa Township, for library services
$238,000 No additional sponsors indicated Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Township of Chippewa, Pa.
View earmark details 2008 Chrome Free Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Protection for Aircraft
$1,600,000 No additional sponsors indicated Allison Park, Pennsylvania PPG Industries Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Collagen-Based Wound Dressing
$800,000 No additional sponsors indicated Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Ension Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Community College of Allegheny County, for nursing, allied health and technical education programming
$381,000 Rep. John E. Peterson (R-PA) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Community College of Allegheny County (Pa.)
View earmark details 2008 Community College of Beaver County, for equipment and technology
$95,000 Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) Monaca, Pennsylvania Community College of Beaver County (Pa.)
View earmark details 2009 Cranberry Township Police Department
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 No additional sponsors indicated Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania Township of Cranberry, Pa.
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