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Press Release

    A Very Small Sampling of Projects Congress Wants You to Pay For

    10/31/2001

    Sources: Heritage Foundation, Citizens Against Government Waste

    $800,000 New Mexico Police Athletic League

    $1,500,000 Conservation and management of the Bering Sea crab

    $350,000 Turtle Mountain Community College’s Department of Justice for “Project Peacemaker”

    $5,000,000 Gasification of Iowa Switch Grass

    $2,000,000 Idaho Accelerator Center

    $500,000 Recovery of Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse

    $50,000 Indian Arts and Crafts Board

    $2,000,000 Vulcan monument

    $1,000,000 Sevier County, Utah for the construction of a multi-events center

    $1,000,000 Indiana shoreline erosion

    $4,000,000 for Arkabulta Lake in Mississippi

    $7,000,000 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    $5,000,000 Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    $3,500,000 Ice Age Trail

    $4,300,000 Shrimp research

    $1,000,000 Satsuma orange research

    $750,000 Agricultural waste utilization in West Virginia