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View earmark details Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-Michigan, 3rd) - Earmarks Requested
Retired
Alternate Name: Vernon James Ehlers

 
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 $9,161,360
With Other Members          41 $30,618,325
All Congressional                59 $39,779,685
All Sponsored Earmarks      64* $60,465,685*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount

(desc)

Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Reading is Fundamental authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$24,803,000 alert Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY)
...more
Washington, District of Columbia
View earmark details 2008 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Second Barrier
(Energy and Water)
$7,872,000 President *
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2010 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Dispersal Barrier, IL
(Energy and Water)
$5,826,000 President *
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA)
Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
...more
Chicago, Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Dispersal Barrier
(Energy and Water)
$5,750,000 President *
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)
Rep. Phil English (R-PA)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2008 Micro-munitions Interface for Tactical Unmanned Systems
(Defense)
$4,000,000 Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
Grand Rapids, Michigan GE Aviation Systems LLC
View earmark details 2009 Grand Rapids Amtrak Railroad Relocation
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$3,800,000 No additional sponsors indicated Grand Rapids, Michigan City of Grand Rapids, Mich.
View earmark details 2010 Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans & Sediment Remediation, MI, IL, IN, MN, NY, OH, PA & WI
(Energy and Water)
$3,407,000 Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
...more
Indiana; Michigan; Minnesota; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Wisconsin
View earmark details 2010 Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration, MI
(Energy and Water)
$2,471,000 Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA)
Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
...more
Michigan
View earmark details 2009 Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration
(Energy and Water)
$2,157,000 Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)
...more
Michigan
View earmark details 2010 Precision Engagement Technologies for Unmanned Systems
(Defense)
$2,000,000 Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) Grand Rapids, Michigan GE Aviation Systems LLC
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