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

View earmark details Rep. Heath Shuler (D-North Carolina, 11th) - Earmarks Requested
Alternate Name: Joseph Heath Shuler

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                     42 $26,743,264
With Other Members          35 $35,102,250
All Congressional                77 $61,845,514
All Sponsored Earmarks      77* $61,845,514*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Reading is Fundamental authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
$24,803,000 alert Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY)
Washington, District of Columbia
View earmark details 2008 Great Smokies National Park, North Shore Road Settlement
$5,906,000 No additional sponsors indicated North Carolina
View earmark details 2009 Cherokee National Forest
$5,000,000 Rep. David Price (D-NC)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
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. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)
California; Georgia; Massachusetts; North Carolina; New York; Pennsylvania; South Carolina National Textile Center
View earmark details 2008 Field Maintenance Shop
(Military Construction)
$3,733,000 Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) Asheville, North Carolina
View earmark details 2010 Readiness Center Add/Alt
(Military Construction)
$2,516,000 No additional sponsors indicated East Flat Rock, North Carolina
View earmark details 2008 Hybrid Bearings
$2,400,000 Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH)
Unknown Location
View earmark details 2009 Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) Instrumentation
$2,400,000 Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN)
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Waynesville, North Carolina
View earmark details 2008 Lightweight Structural Composite Armor for Blast and Ballistic Protection
$2,000,000 Rep. David Price (D-NC)
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE)
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
Unknown Location
View earmark details 2010 Textile Research
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$1,800,000 Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)
Raleigh, North Carolina National Textile Center
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