GOP Earmark Banners Requested Over $240M In Earmarks Since 2008

March 11, 2010 10:17 am ET

On March 10, 2010, ten Republican congressional leaders released a joint statement announcing their intention to ban earmarks because they have "become a symbol of a broken Washington." Yet despite their new found disdain for the earmarking process, those same ten Republican leaders have requested over $240 million in earmarks since 2008.

Republicans Call Earmarks A "Symbol Of A Broken Washington"

Rep. Boehner Press Release:

[Boehner Release, 3/10/10]

Those Calling For Ban Requested Over $240 Million In Earmarks

The Republicans Calling For Earmark Ban Requested Over $240 Million In Earmarks Since 2008.  According to Citizens Against Government Waste, the same Republicans who released the joint statement supporting an earmark ban requested a total of $244,787,304 in earmarks since 2008:

Member of Congress

Earmarks Requested in 2009

Earmarks Requested in 2008


Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)




Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)




Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA)




Rep. John Carter (R-TX)




Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)




Rep. David Drier (R-CA)




Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)



Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)








[CAGW, accessed 3/11/10