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

View earmark details Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina, 1st) - Earmarks Requested
In Office
Alternate Name: George Kenneth Butterfield Jr.

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                     18 $19,255,514
With Other Members          45 $58,239,750
All Congressional                63 $77,495,264
All Sponsored Earmarks      63* $77,495,264*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Rescue Swimmer Training Facility, NC
(Homeland Security)
$15,000,000 No additional sponsors indicated North Carolina
View earmark details 2009 Consolidated Support Center
(Military Construction)
$12,200,000 Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)
Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
View earmark details 2010 Wood Utilization, AK, ID, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, OR, TN, WV
(Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA)
$4,841,000 Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)
Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)
Idaho; Louisiana; Maine; Michigan; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oregon; Tennessee; West Virginia; Duluth, Minnesota; Alaska University of Minnesota Duluth; University of Idaho (Moscow); Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge); University of Maine (Orono); Michigan State University; North Carolina State University; Mississippi State University; West Virginia University; University of Alaska System; University of Oregon; University of Tennessee Knoxville
View earmark details 2008 National Textile Center (NTC): Funding to continue and enhance research currently conducted at a multi-university consortium that links the textile and fiber-based materials industry sector to leading research and education programs
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$4,700,000 alert Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)
California; Georgia; Massachusetts; North Carolina; New York; Pennsylvania; South Carolina National Textile Center
View earmark details 2009 Environmentally Sealed, Ruggedized Avionics Displays
$4,000,000 Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
New Bern, North Carolina
View earmark details 2010 Environmentally Sealed, Ruggedized Avionics Displays
$3,200,000 Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
Bowie, Maryland Combat Displays Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Minority Energy Science Initiative: NNSA
(Energy and Water)
$3,000,000 Rep. Ed Towns (D-NY) Unknown Location
View earmark details 2009 Marshall Fund, Minority Energy Science Initiative (NC, NY, TX, MD)
(Energy and Water)
$2,854,500 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
North Carolina; New York; Texas
View earmark details 2009 Next-generation Combat Helmet Development
$2,800,000 Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) Greenville, North Carolina
View earmark details 2010 Operation Re-Entry NC
$2,400,000 Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) Greenville, North Carolina East Carolina University
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