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View earmark details Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pennsylvania, 4th) - Earmarks Requested

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                     46 $24,586,514
With Other Members          29 $27,459,621
All Congressional                75 $52,046,135
All Sponsored Earmarks      78* $143,777,135*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2008 Integrated Power System Converter
$800,000 Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania GE Power Conversion
View earmark details 2010 Transportable Renal Replacement Therapy for Battlefield Applications
$800,000 No additional sponsors indicated Warrendale, Pennsylvania Innovative BioTherapies Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Next Generation Communications System
$800,000 Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA)
Wexford, Pennsylvania Accipiter Systems Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Advanced lightweight gunner protection kit for lightweight MRAP vehicle
$800,000 No additional sponsors indicated Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Koppel Fabrication Corp.
View earmark details 2010 Collagen-Based Wound Dressing
$800,000 No additional sponsors indicated Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Ension Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Route 8, Duncan Avenue to Wildwood Road, PA
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$950,000 No additional sponsors indicated Pennsylvania
View earmark details 2008 East West Corridor Rapid Transit
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$980,000 Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
View earmark details 2008 Next Generation Communications System. Funding would be used to continue the development of a high bandwidth, energy efficient data communications system. This is a valuable use of taxpayer funding because it would significantly save energy, lower operational costs, and reduce the amount of equipment space and weight needed. The requested funding would be through the U.S. Army – Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
$1,000,000 Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) Wexford, Pennsylvania Accipiter Systems Inc.
View earmark details 2008 Modular Individual Weapon Sight and Low Cost Remote Weapon Station
$1,000,000 No additional sponsors indicated Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania L-3 Communications Corp.
View earmark details 2009 Solar Energy Windows and Smart IR Switchable Building Technologies (PA)
(Energy and Water)
$1,189,375 Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA)
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