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Where are this year's earmarks
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View earmark details Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts, 3rd) - Earmarks Requested
In Office
Alternate Name: Nicola Sauvage Tsongas

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                     14 $6,226,125
With Other Members          31 $61,085,300
All Congressional                45 $67,311,425
All Sponsored Earmarks      45* $67,311,425*
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 2009 RRF Training Ship Upgrades
$10,000,000 Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA)
Rep. John Olver (D-MA)
Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT)
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
View earmark details 2009 DDG 51 Permanent Magnet Hybrid Electric Propulsion System
$7,600,000 Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
Rep. John Olver (D-MA)
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
View earmark details 2010 Multi-Climate Protection System
$6,400,000 Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH)
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Michigan; New Hampshire Polartec LLC; Peckham Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Reach Out and Read authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
$4,965,000 alert Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI)
Unknown Location Reach Out and Read National Center
View earmark details 2010 Advanced Steam Turbine
$4,000,000 Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY)
Rep. John Olver (D-MA)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
New York DRS Technologies Inc.; Dresser-Rand Group Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors
$4,000,000 Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Sen. Paul G. Kirk (D-MA)
Lowell, Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Lowell
View earmark details 2010 Standoff Sensors, Detection of Explosives and Explosive Devices (IEDs)
$3,200,000 Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Rhode Island University of Rhode Island (Kingston); Physical Sciences Inc.
View earmark details 2010 Joint Force Headquarters
(Military Construction)
$2,663,000 Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
View earmark details 2010 Special Operations High Performance In-Line Sniper Scope
$2,400,000 Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Sen. Paul G. Kirk (D-MA)
North Billerica, Massachusetts FLIR Systems Inc.
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