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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

Lobbying World

by The Hill on 01/26/2016

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

View earmark details Earmark Spending in Texas

* Earmarks requested by the president are not included in the member and state rankings to better reflect political power. This follows the methodology used by Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 No Total Amount
Congressional earmarks 1401 $1,907,539,730
All earmarks 1689* $6,315,890,955*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount


Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2010 Hays County Police Equipment and Technology Upgrades
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$40,000 Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) San Marcos, Texas Hays County (Texas) Sheriff's Office
View earmark details 2010 Estelline Springs Experimental Project, TX
(Energy and Water)
$43,000 President (solo) * Texas
View earmark details 2010 Texas Investigations Program
(Energy and Water)
$43,000 President (solo) * Texas
View earmark details 2008 Cameron County, TX Interoperable Communications
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$47,000 Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Cameron, Texas Cameron County, Texas
View earmark details 2008 Kids Averted from Placement Services (KAPS), to prevent juvenile delinquency
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$47,000 Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
San Antonio, Texas
View earmark details 2008 Port Aransas, TX Communications Equipment
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$47,000 Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Port Aransas, Texas
View earmark details 2009 Houston Area Urban League, Houston, TX for computer literacy and technology training
$48,000 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Houston, Texas Houston (Texas) Area Urban League Inc.
View earmark details 2009 San Antonio Public Library System, San Antonio, TX for technology and equipment
$48,000 Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) San Antonio, Texas San Antonio (Texas) Public Library
View earmark details 2008 Downtown Improvement Program for redevelopment and enhancement to the streets, including Neches Street from Laurel to College Streets and Park Street from North to College Streets
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$49,000 Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
Beaumont, Texas
View earmark details 2009 City of New Braunfels, Teen Court
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$50,000 Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) New Braunfels, Texas City of New Braunfels, Texas
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