Senate Democrats' now-abandoned 1,924-page omnibus spending bill contained more than 6,700 pet projects known as earmarks. They include:
_$1 million for peanut research in Athens and Tifton, Ga.
_$3 million to restore oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay.
_$360,000 for the Buffalo, N.Y., police department to purchase surveillance cameras.
_$800,000 to develop advanced packaging for combat rations.
_$4.4 million to develop laser technology to counter roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices.
_$12 million for a replacement lock in Sault St. Marie, Mich., to guarantee a shipping passage to Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
_$125,000 to train welders in Portland, Ore.
_$750,000 to study flood risks in Cary, N.C.
_$3.7 million for water and sewer systems at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
_$700,000 to expand the emergency department at a hospital in Columbus, Ind.
_$810,000 to begin construction of an air traffic control tower at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
_$500,000 for a proposed ferry between Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif.
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