Mapping the earmarks

Across the nation, 33 members of Congress have helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to dozens of public projects for work in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.

Earmark nearest you

One senator's story

See a project in downtown Tuscaloosa next to Sen. Richard Shelby's property.


Personal property

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    SOURCE: Property records, annual financial disclosure forms, OMB and Taxpayers for Common Sense earmark databases, Read more about how this project was reported.
    LAWMAKER PHOTOS: CQ-Roll Call, Inc.
    GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews, David Fallis, Scott Higham, Laris Karklis, Kimberly Kindy and Bobbye Pratt.
    Video and Narration by Ben de la Cruz. Reported by David S. Fallis. Motion graphics by Sohail Al-Jamea. Published Feb. 6, 2012.

    Where public projects meet private interests

    Read about the 33 members of Congress who have directed more than $300 million in earmarks within about two miles of the lawmakers' own property.