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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Earmark Watch: Focus on Hawaii U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 9468 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

by Sunlight Foundation http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/ 

EarmarkWatch is an experimental distributed research project that contains data for Fiscal Year 2008 earmarks from the House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education bills and the 2008 House Defense Bill.

It does not contain 2009 earmarks. Congress released earmark disclosures for an omnibus bill that included three of the twelve regular appropriations bills—Defense, Homeland Security, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs—for fiscal year 2009.

A downloadable spreadsheet listing those earmarks is available from Taxpayers for Common Sense - http://www.taxpayer.net/earmarks.php

Sen. Inouye (D-HI), the Senate appropriations chair, has Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education earmarks totaling $96,600,000.

For this appropriations bill, Sen. Inouye (D-HI) ranks in the 100th percentile.

“$2,400,000 for Maui Community College Remote Rural Hawaii Job Training Project” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$1,800,000 for Maui Community College Training and Educational Opportunities, for training and education” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$475,000 for Maui Economic Development Board, for high-tech training” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$300,000 for Maui Economic Development Board, for the rural computer utilization training program” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$100,000 for Hilo Medical Center for a medical robotics training lab.” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$800,000 for Maui Community Health Center for construction, renovation and equipment.” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$150,000 for Maui Economic Development Board for the Lanai Women's Initiative.” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$1,000,000 for Primary Care Association for construction, renovation, equipment, disability services and outreach at the State's health centers” Sponsors: Sen. Akaka (D-HI) Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$100,000 for Straub Hospital Burn Center for health professions training in burn treatment” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$175,000 for Community Health Centers in Hawaii for Childhood Rural Asthma Project, for childhood rural asthma project.” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$200,000 for Community Health Center” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$300,000 for for math and science education” Sponsors: Sen. Akaka (D-HI) Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$300,000 for For the girls into science program” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$650,000 for For a mentoring program aimed at college prep” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$250,000 for Polynesian Voyaging Society, for cultural education programs” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$3,000,000 for University of Vermont, to establish the Educational Excellence program” Sponsors: Sen. Byrd (D-WV) Sen. Harkin (D-IA) Sen. Inouye (D-HI) Sen. Leahy (D-VT)

“$250,000 for Henry Kuualoha Giugni Archives, archival facility of historical Native Hawaiian records and stories” Sponsors: Sen. Akaka (D-HI) Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$1,000,000 for University of Hawaii at Hilo, Applied Rural Science program and a Clinical Pharmacy Training Program” Sponsors: Sen. Akaka (D-HI) Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$250,000 for University of Hawaii School of Law, health policy center and cultural education programs” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$150,000 for Bishop Museum, enhanced library services” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$250,000 for Bishop Museum, Filipino cultural education” Sponsor: Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$14,200,000 for Native Hawaiian Health Care Program” Sponsors: Sen. Akaka (D-HI) Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$34,500,000 for Education of Native Hawaiians” Sponsors: Sen. Akaka (D-HI) Sen. Inouye (D-HI)

“$9,000,000 for Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations, educational, cultural, and job training opportunities” Sponsors: Sen. Cochran (R-MS) Sen. Inouye (D-HI) Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) Sen. Stevens (R-AK)

“$12,500,000 for Strengthening Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions” Sponsors: Sen. Inouye (D-HI) Sen. Stevens (R-AK)

“$12,500,000 for Strengthening Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions” Sponsors: Rep. Davis (R-VA) Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-FL) Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-FL) Rep. Green (D-TX) Rep. Green (D-TX) Sen. Inouye (D-HI) Rep. Sanchez (D-CA) Rep. Sanchez (D-CA) Sen. Stevens (R-AK)

More detail on Senator Inouye's earmarks is also provided here: http://www.legistorm.com/earmarks/details/member/52/Sen_Daniel_Inouye/page/2/sort/amount/type/desc.html

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