Earmarks requested by Rep. Rubén E. Hinojosa

Data from Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bills supplied by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

AmountEarmark DescriptionIntended Recipient
$88,000,000 for National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
$23,284,000 for Donna/Rio Bravo International Bridge, Land Point of Entry
$2,940,000 for Housing Assistance Council, for nationwide capacity building, outreach, and training
$2,706,000 for Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources
$833,000 for Edinburg International Airport improvements
$686,000 for FM509 Extension
$517,000 for Hidalgo County, TX Truancy Program
$492,000 for Raymondville Drain
$492,000 for Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
$490,000 for Rio Metro Intercity Transit
$461,000 for Nueces River and Tributaries
$312,000 for University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX for the South Texas Border Health Disparities Center's program on preventing obesity in minority populations
$312,000 for Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX for epidemiological research and educational outreach related to childhood cancer in cooperation with the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation in McAllen, TX
$245,000 for City of San Juan for planning, design, and construction of a new library
$170,000 for Valley Baptist Health System, for the Hispanic Stroke Care Center of Excellence for equipment.
$47,000 for Cameron County, TX Interoperable Communications