Earmarks in the Health & Human Services and Labor Budgets – Part 5

There was so much in the congressional Labor Department and Health and Human Services budgets this year that I could not download the file. I had to wait for Taxpayers for Common Sense to create a spreadsheet.

This the final of five installments of the projects earmarked by Illinois congressmen, commonly called “pork.”

Some pork is truly atrocious. I’m sure you’ve seen some articles on some such examples. Although I would be very interested in being able to compare campaign contributions from those given grants, that’s a bit beyond my ability at McHenry County Blog.

I also have found some earmarks that are overly broad to put it mildly. I would not be surprised to see some of them be the subject of investigative articles in the future.

But, let’s look at the rest of the projects in just these two budgets for now.

McHenry County’s 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo is in this list.

Just as 8th District Congresswoman Melissa Bean earmarked nothing for McHenry County in these two budgets, neither did Manzullo.

None of the piggies’ hams made it across the border, not considered the home base by either United States Representative.

Dan Lipinski

  • HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration $285,000 Lipinski – Oak Lawn Family Service, Oak Lawn, IL, for Counseling Services to Village Residents and their Families
  • Labor Employment & Training Administration $143,000 Lipinski – Catholic Charities, Chicago, IL, for Veterans Training Services
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services $190,000 Lipinski – Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, IL, for Educational Programs

Don Manzullo

  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $238,000 Manzullo – Crusader Clinic, Rockford, IL, for Electronic Medical Records, including Purchase of Equipment
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $238,000 Manzullo – University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, for Facilities and Equipment

Peter Roskam

  • HHS CDC $95,000 Roskam – Access Community Health Network, Martin Russo Health Center, Bloomingdale, IL, to Implement Community-Based Heart Health Program
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $143,000 Roskam – Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights, IL, for Facilities and Equipment
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $190,000 Roskam – DuPage Convalescent Center, Wheaton, IL, for Facilities and Equipment

Bobby Rush

  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $238,000 Rush – St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, IL, for Facilities and Equipment

Jerry Weller

  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $381,000 Weller, Durbin – Olivet Nazarene University, Boubonnais, IL, for Facilities and Equipment
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $238,000 Weller, Durbin – Riverside Healthcare, Kankakee, IL, for Facilities and Equipment

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