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

View earmark details Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) - Earmarks Requested
Ran for Other Office
Alternate Name: Barack Hussein Obama II

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                     8 $3,324,520
With Other Members          49 $95,277,200
All Congressional                57 $98,601,720
All Sponsored Earmarks      58* $106,473,720*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2008 Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans
(Energy and Water)
$430,000 Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN)
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)
View earmark details 2008 Shedd Aquarium, for a juvenile delinquency prevention program
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$401,850 No additional sponsors indicated Chicago, Illinois John G. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, Ill.)
View earmark details 2008 Mobile data terminals for Pace
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$392,000 Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) Arlington Heights, Illinois
View earmark details 2008 National Corn to Ethanol Research Pilot Plant, HQ
(Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA)
$383,000 Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Illinois
View earmark details 2008 City of Lake County, for communications equipment purchases
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$357,200 Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) Lake County, Illinois Lake County, Ill.
View earmark details 2008 McLean County, for a drug court
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$350,000 Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
McLean, Illinois
View earmark details 2008 The Northeastern Illinois Sewer Improvement Consortium for Sewer Improvements
$345,000 Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Illinois
View earmark details 2008 Riverside Healthcare for a computerized physician order entry system
$282,000 No additional sponsors indicated Kankakee, Illinois Riverside HealthCare
View earmark details 2008 Lewis and Clark Community College to purchase and equip a mobile health clinic to serve rural areas
$282,000 No additional sponsors indicated Godfrey, Illinois Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, Ill)
View earmark details 2008 Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities for training to address workforce shortage in nursing and allied health
(Financial Services)
$250,000 Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) Springfield, Illinois Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
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