The $1.5 trillion annual spending bill passed by Congress last month included 4,962 earmarks totaling more than $9 billion. The New York Times has a detailed breakdown of those appropriations that lawmakers directed, noting that the money “went to projects big and small, rural and urban, crustacean and porcine.”
Democrats secured 3,682 earmarks totaling more than $5 billion while Republicans got 1,014 earmarks worth about $3.4 billion. Just over $600 million worth of earmarks were bipartisan. Here’s the Times map of where the money went.