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Alan Grayson’s Double Life: Congressman and Hedge Fund Manager

by The New York Times on 02/11/2016

Ethics and Apartheid: How Israel Junkets Undermine U.S. Democracy

by Foreign Policy Journal on 02/02/2016

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

View earmark details Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) - Earmarks Requested
Alternate Names: Kay Bailey, Kathyrn Ann Hutchison, Kathyrn Ann Bailey, Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison

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                     131 $116,173,400
With Other Members          267 $548,189,850
All Congressional                398 $664,363,250
All Sponsored Earmarks      516* $3,557,461,711*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2008 Reserve Training Center
(Military Construction)
$6,490,000 President *
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Austin, Texas
View earmark details 2009 Central City, Fort Worth, Upper Trinity River Basin
(Energy and Water)
$6,000,000 Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)
Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)
Texas Trinity River Vision Authority
View earmark details 2008 Air Force Minority Leaders Program
$6,000,000 Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA)
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Unknown Location U.S. Air Force
View earmark details 2009 Matagorda Ship Channel, TX
(Energy and Water)
$5,730,000 Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Texas
View earmark details 2010 Field maintenance shop, joint
(Military Construction)
$5,700,000 President * Austin, Texas
View earmark details 2008 Aircraft Maintenance Parking Facility
(Military Construction)
$5,140,000 President *
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Fort Worth, Texas
View earmark details 2010 National Biodefense Training Center
$5,000,000 Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) Galveston, Texas National Biocontainment Training Center; University of Texas Medical Branch
View earmark details 2010 Big Thicket National Preserve
$5,000,000 President *
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Texas Big Thicket National Preserve
View earmark details 2009 Transportation Technology Center Inc., CO
(Homeland Security)
$5,000,000 President *
Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)
Colorado Transportation Technology Center Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research
$5,000,000 Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Unknown Location
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