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

Total

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)

 

$7,112,592

 

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)

 

$2,763,000

 

Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA)

 

$19,654,512

 

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

$33,181,500

$37,381,691

 

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

$22,093,500

$16,318,320

 

Rep. David Drier (R-CA)

$25,645,000

$19,835,200

 

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

$10,200,000

   

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

$29,030,950

$21,571,039

 

Total

$120,150,950

$124,636,354

$244,787,304

[CAGW, accessed 3/11/10

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