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

View earmark details Rep. Mary Bono (R-California, 45th) - Earmarks Requested
Alternate Names: Mary Bono Mack, Mary Whitaker, Mary Bono McGillicuddy, Mary Bono

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                     29 $14,776,500
With Other Members          26 $36,637,000
All Congressional                55 $51,413,500
All Sponsored Earmarks      57* $54,319,500*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Reading is Fundamental authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
$24,803,000 alert Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY)
Washington, District of Columbia
View earmark details 2010 Perris Valley Line, CA
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$5,000,000 Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
View earmark details 2009 ALON and Spinel Optical Ceramics
$4,000,000 Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Burlington, Massachusetts
View earmark details 2010 University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA for facilities and equipment
$4,000,000 Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Riverside, California University of California, Riverside
View earmark details 2009 Murrieta Creek, CA
(Energy and Water)
$3,349,000 Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
View earmark details 2008 ALON and Spinal Optical Ceramics
$2,800,000 Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Burlington, Massachusetts Surmet Corp.
View earmark details 2009 EMI Grid Fabrication Technology
$2,720,000 No additional sponsors indicated Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
View earmark details 2010 EMI Grid Fabrication Technology
$2,400,000 No additional sponsors indicated Murrieta, California Exotic Electro-Optics Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Aluminum Oxy-Nitride and Spinal Optical Ceramics
$2,400,000 Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Massachusetts Surmet Precision Optics Corp.
View earmark details 2010 Palm Springs International Airport, CA, Air Traffic Control Facility
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$2,000,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Palm Springs, California Palm Springs (Calif.) International Airport
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