Here are some members of Congress who have directed federal money to projects close to their personal or commercial property.
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) has earmarked more than $100 million toward rebuilding downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he owns an office building. The street in front of the building will be redone with other streets as part of the project's second phase. Shelby said there is no conflict between his property and the revitalization project. "I have nothing to hide. I make no money out of it," he said. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Buy Photo