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Come fly with me: Lawmakers took 21 privately funded trips this Congress

by Cronkite News on 07/16/2014

Congressman praises House Ethics Committee

by Mason City Globe Gazette on 07/09/2014

Loebsack praises House Ethics reversal on privately funded travel

by Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier on 07/06/2014

Interest groups let Congress travel free

by Milwaukee - Wisconsin Journal Sentinel on 07/05/2014

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

View earmark details Earmark Spending in South Dakota

* 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 288 $447,265,138
All earmarks 317* $756,010,138*
Earmark Details Year

(desc)

Description (Bill) Amount Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2010 Community Streets New Construction, Bullhead, SD
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$0 Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (-SD) Bullhead, South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 Cottonwood Springs Lake, SD
(Energy and Water)
$258,000 President (solo) * Cottonwood Springs Lake, South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 Crack sealing and chip seal on BIA #7 Rosebud to Highway 18 Junction, SD
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$150,000 Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (-SD) South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 Crop Integration and Production, SD
(Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA)
$400,000 Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (-SD)
Sen. John Thune (-SD)
Sen. Tim Johnson (-SD)
...more
South Dakota South Dakota State University
View earmark details 2010 Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wetland Management Aiea
(Interior)
$1,000,000 President *
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (-SD)
Sen. Tim Johnson (-SD)
South Dakota U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
View earmark details 2010 Fort Randall Dam, Lake Francis Case, SD
(Energy and Water)
$11,604,000 President (solo) * Fort Randall Dam, South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 Gavins Point Dam, NE & SD
(Energy and Water)
$7,759,000 President (solo) * South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 Improvement of the South Connector Street, SD
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$1,250,000 Sen. John Thune (-SD) South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 James River, SD
(Energy and Water)
$150,000 Sen. Byron Dorgan (-ND) James River, South Dakota
View earmark details 2010 Lake Traverse, SD & MN
(Energy and Water)
$568,000 President (solo) * South Dakota
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