Examples of earmarks in omnibus spending bill

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 11:06 PM
Examples of earmarks in omnibus spending bill

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.