House Earmarks $721 Million in Military Construction Appropriations Bill

House Earmarks $721 Million in Military Construction Appropriations Bill

Budget & Tax,  | Research & Analysis
Aug 1, 2008  | 1 min read | Print Article

The House of Representative today passed a bill to fund Military Construction and Veterans Affairs programs in fiscal year 2009 contains 104 earmarks worth $722.8 million (click here for the database).  A large chunk of this funding goes to one earmark, sponsored by Reps. Corrine Brown (D-FL) and Dave Weldon (R-FL), that will increase by $100 million the President's request for a new health facility in Orlando, Florida.

In addition to the Congressional earmarks, the bill also contains more than $11 billion in earmarks requested by the administration.  This total was reduced somewhat by some large cuts to administration requests, including $60 million from the missile defense program in Europe and $100 million from the Army's Medical Research Institute on Infectious Diseases located at Fort Detrick, MD.

Click here to read the earmark request letters.

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