Conservative First

August 16, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 8-16-09: Earmarks

OpenSecrets.org, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics, has added information on earmarks requested by members of Congress in both houses provided by Taxpayers for Common Sense.  The data, which is available for FY 08 and FY 09 can be viewed and sorted in several different ways.

Here is the summary information for my representative, Ed Perlmutter (D, CO-7):

No. of Earmarks Total Cost Solo Total Solo
FY 08 20 $24,361,825 6 $2,991,600
FY 09 17 $16,020,875 6 $3,715,125
Both years 37 $40,382,700 12 $6,706,725

For details for each fiscal year, including contributions from recipients of earmarks, go here.

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