Wednesday, February 4, 2009

#TCOT LATEST PORK LIST in S.1 FROM HERITAGE #stimulus




The LATEST PORK LIST in S.1 FROM HERITAGE

* $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions
coal power plant in Illinois that the Dept. of Energy defunded last year
because the project was inefficient
* $650 million for the digital television (DTV) converter box
coupon program
* $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker
(arctic ship)
* $448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland Security
headquarters
* $248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland Security
headquarters
* $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees
* $400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD's
* $1.4 billion for a rural waste disposal programs
* $125 million for the Washington, D.C. sewer system
* $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
* $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost
overrun of $3 billion
* $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges
* $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI
* $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction
* $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi
River
* $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas
* $6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings
* $500 million for state and local fire stations
* $650 million for wildland fire management on Forest Service
lands
* $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
* $1.2 billion for "youth activities," including youth summer job
programs
* $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health
Service
* $412 million for CDC buildings and property
* $500 million for building and repairing NIH facilities in
Bethesda, MD
* $160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for
National and Community Service
* $5.5 million for "energy efficiency initiatives" at the VA
"National Cemetery Administration"
* $60 million for Arlington National Cemetery
* $850 million for Amtrak
* $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint
* $75M to construct a new "security training" facility for State
Dept Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities
of other agencies.
* $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer
systems
* $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy
vehicles for use on military installations.
* $275 million for "watershed and flood prevention operations"
* Unspecified assistance for "nonambulatory cattle"



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