Earmarks in the Health & Human Services and Labor Budgets – Part 3

Taxpayers for Common Sense made it relatively painless to find the projects that Illinois congressmen claimed credit for in this year’s budget.

We have looked at Melissa Bean’s, Jerry Costello’s, Danny Davis’ and Dick Durbin’s previously.

Today we see ex-Chicago Congressman Rahm Emanuel’s, Kane County’s Bill Foster’s, Chicago’s Luis Gutierrez’ and the Quad Cities’ Phil Hare’s.

Rahm Emanuel

  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $190,000 Emanuel – Advocate Health Care, Chicago, IL, for Facilities and Equipment
  • Labor Employment & Training Administration $95,000 Emanuel, Schakowsky – Kohl’s Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, Glenview, IL, for Educational Programs

Bill Foster

  • HHS CDC $24,000 Foster – Kendall County Health Department, Yorkville, IL, for a Program to Reduce Childhood Obesity
  • HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration $95,000 Foster – Henry/Stark County Health Department, Kewanee, IL, to Start a Mental Health Services Program in Henry County

Luis Gutierrez

  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $285,000 Gutierrez – Erie Family Health Center, Chicago, IL, for Facilities and Equipment

Phil Hare

  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $238,000 Hare – Macoupin County Health Department, Carlinville, IL, for Facilities and Equipment
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $666,000 Hare, LaHood – Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL, for the Intelligent Pharmacy Program and Automated Drug Management Electronic Medical Records Initiative
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $95,000 Hare, LaHood – OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL, for an Electronic Medical Records Initiative
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $285,000 Hare – Rock Island County Care Center, East Moline, IL, for Facilities and Equipment
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration $95,000 Hare – Mercer County Hospital, Aledo, IL, for Facilities and Equipment

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Now that President Barack Obama has signed the pork bill, there’s something important to remember about politicians.

It’s not what they say. It’s what they do that counts.


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