2009 Omnibus Pork Projects and their Sponsors

The Heritage Foundation has released a partial list of the “pork” projects housed in the 2009 Omnibus Bill.  Are there any from your home town or state?

Sadly, there is from mine.  I first heard of it watching John McCain’s Top Ten Lists on Twitter.com.  The pork is for the “Totally Teens Zone” in Albany, Georgia, the next largest city from me.  I’m well familiar with the “organization” and I use the term loosely.  It’s a group of teens that party under the guise of the Albany Parks and Recreation Center.  There are no jobs here, no guidance for teens here, no nothing except a “party zone”.  This pork was sponsored by both Georgia Senators Chambliss and Bishop – one republican and one democrat.  I’ll be a bit occupied for the next few days screaming from the rooftops against this ignorance.

Below is the list from Heritage.  See if the shoe fits your neck of the woods as well.  And also, look at all the multi-million dollar projects that have no significant influence or remedy to our financial situation this year.  Sound off as you please.

A Sample of the 9,287 Omnnibus Bill Earmarks

Amount 
  Recipient/Purpose   Congressional Sponsor
$1,049,000  
  Mormon Crickets, Utah     Bennett
$475,000  
  Sidewalk Construction in Ashland & Cherryland, CA     Lee
$225,000  
  Everybody Wins!     LaHood
$200,000  
  Tattoo removal program in Mission Hills, CA   Berman
$190,000  
  Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY   Cubin
$237,500  
  Theater renovation, Merced, CA     Cardoza
$75,000  
  Totally Teen Zone, Albany, GA   Bishop, Chambliss  
$500,000  
  National History Day   Several Lawmakers
$570,000  
  Ronald Reagan Parkway, Boone County, IN     Buyer
$100,000  
  Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation     Allen, Snowe, Collins  
$332,500  
  Build a school sidewalk, Franklin, TX     Edwards (TX)
$381,000  
  George Eastman House, Rochester, NY   Slaughter, Schumer  
$380,600  
  Versailles Borough Stray Gas Mitigation     Doyle (PA)
$75,000  
  Wayne Gomes Youth Baseball Diversity Foundation     Scott
$381,000  
  Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY   Nadler
$5,813,000  
  Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate, Boston, MA   Kerry, Byrd, Harkin, Durbin, Mikulski, Dodd  
$950,000  
  Bus and Bus Facilities, Lawrence, KS     Moore, Roberts
$300,000  
  Montana World Trade Center     Rehberg
$2,673,000  
  Wood Education and Resource Center     President, Byrd
$380,000  
  Lemon Street Reconstruction and Enhancements, FL     Bilirakis
$17,500,000  
  FDR Presidential Library renovation   Gillibrand, Reid, Schumer  
$2,000,000  
  LBJ Presidential Library     Hutchison  
$22,000,000  
  JFK Presidential Library     Markey, Lynch, Kerry  
$300,000  
  GoGirlGo! Boston, MA     Capuano, Kennedy, Kerry  
$285,000  
  Kansas Farm Bureau, Manhattan, KS     Brownback  
$6,838,000  
  John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts   Several Lawmakers
$427,500  
  Bicycle/Pedestrian Pathways, Provo, UT     Cannon, Hatch
$950,000  
  World Trade Center of St. Louis, MO     Bond
$725,000  
  Illinois Height Modernization     Johnson (IL), LaHood
$298,257  
  Small business program, Florida Department of Citrus     Boyd, Putnam, Martinez  
$237,500  
  Sidewalk Construction, Vienna, VA     Davis (VA)
$190,000  
  Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI   Inouye  
$100,000  
  Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc     Slaughter
$206,000  
  Wool Research   Conaway, Rodriguez (TX)
$475,000  
  5th & Market St. Transportation Improvements, PA     Specter  
$494,000  
  Business incubator, Arkansas State University     Berry, Lincoln, Pryor  
$400,000  
  Salisbury House, Des Moines, IA    Harkin, Grassley, Boswell
$138,000  
  John Nance Garner Museum, Austin, TX   Rodriguez (TX)
$190,000  
  Sidewalk Improvements, Williamstown, VT     Leahy, Sanders
$870,000  
  Red Wolf Breeding Facility Relocation     Shuler
$190,000  
  George C. Wallace Community College-Dothan, AL   Everett
$142,500  
  Pregones Theater, Bronx, NY     Serrano
$6,623,000  
  Formosan Subterranean Termites Research   Landrieu, Vitter, Alexander
$1,903,000  
  Landfill Gas Utilization Plant in NY   Schumer  
$475,000  
  Replacement of Bus Fleet, Topeka, KS     Boyda
$285,000  
  Widening of County Road 222, Cullman, AL     Aderholt
$2,192,000  
  Center for Grape Genetics, Geneva, NY     Schumer, Walsh, Hinchey, Arcuri 
$1,791,000  
  Swine Odor and Manure Management Research, Ames, IA     Harkin
$950,000  
  Bossier Parish Congestion Relief Plan, LA     Landrieu, Vitter
$712,500  
  Replacement Buses, Detroit, MI     Conyers, Levin, Stabenow
$4,545,000  
  Wood Utilization Research   Several Lawmakers
$200,000  
  Oil Region Alliance     Peterson (PA)
$2,565,000  
  Renovate the Cox Building, Maysville, KY     McConnell, Davis (KY) 
$400,000  
  Minnesota Teen Challenge     Ramstad, Coleman  
$190,000  
  Berkshire Theater Festival, Stockbridge, MA     Kennedy, Kerry
$4,750,000  
  Shiloh Road, MT     Baucus, Tester
$143,000  
  American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY   Maloney, Schumer  
$100,000  
  Ready, Willing & Able, Philadelphia, PA   Brady (PA) 
$250,000  
  Lederer Theater, Providence, RI   Reed
$1,187,500  
  Wolf Trap Performing Arts Multi-Use Trail, Fairfax, VA     Moran
$3,800,000  
  Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, MI     Levin
$294,500  
  Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, East St. Louis, IL     Durbin  
$143,000  
  Historic Jazz Foundation, Inc., Kansas City, MO   Cleaver, Emanuel
$1,000,000  
  Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation     Ruppersberger, Mikulski, Shelby  
$237,500  
  Street Rehabilitation, Doral, FL     Diaz-Balart (Lincoln)
$49,134  
  Bronx Council on the Arts   Serrano
$475,000  
  Pedestrian Bridges, Iowa City, IA     Loebsack
$167,000  
  Autry National Center for the American West, Los Angeles, CA   Schiff, McKeon, Bono, Boxer  
$315,000  
  Music education, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY   Maloney, Schumer  
$122,821  
  Greater Toledo Arts Commission   Kaptur
$950,000  
  55th Street East Grade Separation, Minot, ND     Dorgan, Conrad
$951,500  
  Energy Efficiency Street Lighting, Detroit, MI   Kilpatrick, Levin, Stabenow  
$143,000  
  Stockbridge-Munsee Museum, Bowler, WI   Kagen
$475,000  
  Italian American Museum, New York, NY     Ackerman, Nadler
$1,217,000  
  Citrus Canker, Greening, FL     Several Lawmakers
$900,000  
  Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL    Jackson, Jr., Emanuel, Davis (IL)
$142,500  
  Bus Replacement, Culver City, CA     Watson
$2,150,000  
  Wisconsin Height Modernization   Obey
$1,900,000  
  Hattiesburg 4th Street Improvements, MS     Cochran, Wicker
$71,000  
  Dance Theater Etcetera, Brooklyn, NY   Velázquez
$333,000  
  Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA   Marshall (GA), Isakson  
$1,235,000  
  Reconstruction and Upgrade 2300 West Street, Lehi, UT     Hatch, Cannon
$380,000  
  Revitalize Aliceville, AL     Shelby
$150,000  
  Nashua Police Athletic League Youth Safe Haven     Hodes, Gregg  
$237,500  
  Paving, sidewalks and streetlights,  Islip, NY     Israel
$238,000  
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA   Kennedy, Kerry  
$1,425,000  
  I-85 Widening, NC     Burr, Dole, Hayes, Watt
$285,000  
  Sun Valley Lighting Project, CA     Berman
$119,000  
  Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose, CA   Honda, Lofgren
$385,000  
  World Trade Center Utah     Bishop (UT), Bennett  
$300,000  
  Shakespeare and Company     Olver, Kennedy, Kerry  
$476,000  
  National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC,   Menendez, Bingaman  
$508,000  
  Karnal Bunt, Manhattan, KS     Brownback, Roberts, Moran, Boyda, Tiahrt
$300,000  
  Fairplex Trade and Conference Center     Dreier, Napolitano
$237,500  
  SR-91 Congestion Relief, Orange County, CA     Miller (CA)
$380,000  
  Construction of On/Off Ramps, Midland, TX     Conaway
$380,600  
  Carbon Neutral Green Campus, NV    Porter, Reid  
$150,000  
  Manufacturers Association of Central New York     Walsh
$475,000  
  Calhoun County Highway 1 Resurfacing, IL     Hare
$45,000  
  Weed It Now on the Berkshire, MA   Olver
$24,000  
  A+ For Abstinence, Waynesboro, PA   Specter  
$819,000  
  Catfish Genome, Auburn, AL     Shelby, Rogers (AL), Everett, Davis (AL)  
$196,514  
  Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville, FL     Brown (FL), Martinez  
$75,000  
  Chattahoochee County Family Connection     Bishop
$2,188,450  
  Bismarck State College Center Of Excellence Laboratories, ND    Dorgan  
$469,000  
  Fruit fly facility, HI     Akaka, Inouye, Hirono
$800,000  
  Oyster rehabilitation, AL   Shelby  
$238,000  
  Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, CA   Boxer  
$475,000  
  55th Street Extension, Rochester, MN     Donnelly, Lugar

Source: Conference Report of HR 1105