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by The Hill on 01/20/2015

GOP is the town hall king, holds 1,712 to 977 for Dems

by Washington Examiner on 01/14/2015

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Where are this year's earmarks
Fiscal Year(s)

View earmark details Earmark Spending in Minnesota

* Earmarks requested by the president are not included in the member and state rankings to better reflect political power. This follows the methodology used by Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 No Total Amount
Congressional earmarks 400 $587,119,868
All earmarks 439* $886,745,589*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill)


Amount Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2010 Public Safety Technology
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$400,000 Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Minneapolis, Minnesota City of Minneapolis, Minn.
View earmark details 2010 Domestic Violence Court
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) St. Cloud, Minnesota Stearns County, Minn.
View earmark details 2010 Law Enforcement Center Phase II
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$200,000 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) St. Cloud, Minnesota Stearns County, Minn.
View earmark details 2010 Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$560,000 Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
St. Paul, Minnesota Ramsey County (Minn.) Community Corrections Department
View earmark details 2010 MN 8th District State Patrol In-Squad Digital Cameras
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$240,000 Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN) St. Paul, Minnesota Minnesota State Patrol
View earmark details 2010 COPS Law Enforcement and Meth Education Project
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$100,000 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) White Earth, Minnesota White Earth Band of Chippewa
View earmark details 2010 National Child Protection Training Center
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$1,000,000 Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Winona, Minnesota Winona State University
View earmark details 2008 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)
$3,500,000 Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
Edina, Minnesota Alliant Techsystems Inc.
View earmark details 2008 Field Maintenance Shop (FMS) Directed Design
$960,000 Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) St. Paul, Minnesota Minnesota National Guard
View earmark details 2008 FlexTrain exportable Combat Training Capability
$2,000,000 Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN)
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
Little Falls, Minnesota; Austin, Texas Minnesota National Guard; Texas Army National Guard; Kentucky National Guard
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