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October 21, 2014

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Ensign to vote against omnibus spending package with nearly $100 million in Nevada earmarks he helped put in there

Nevada Sen. John Ensign has been railing against the spending in that massive bill that could come to a vote before the lame duck session. What he hasn't said is that he, along with other members of the Nevada delegation, have requested tens of millions in spending on earmarked project in the measure. But now, for the greater good of the country, he says, he will vote against what he must believe are needed projects around the state, including highway improvements, Army and Air Force base requests, a grant for the Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Sparks, flood control projects in Las Vegas and more.

I have pasted them below.

TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) FL - Federal lands (Public Lands Highways) I-15 Corridors of the Future, NV $800,000 Reid; Ensign

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) FL - Federal lands (Public Lands Highways) Pyramid Highway Corridor, Sparks, NV $2,000,000 Reid; Ensign

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) FL - Federal lands (Public Lands Highways) I-15 Corridors of the Future, NV $800,000 Reid; Ensign

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) FL - Federal lands (Public Lands Highways) Pyramid Highway Corridor, Sparks, NV $2,000,000 Reid; Ensign

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) FL - Federal lands (Public Lands Highways) Southern Nevada Beltway Interchanges, NV $1,000,000 Ensign; Reid

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) FL - Federal lands (Public Lands Highways) SR 160 from I-15 to Pahrump, NV $1,000,000 Ensign; Reid

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Surface Transportation Investments Carson City Freeway Phase II, NV $500,000 Reid; Ensign

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Surface Transportation Investments Nevada Pacific Parkway Extension, Fernley, NV $500,000 Reid; Ensign

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Buses & Bus Facilities ACE Boulder Highway Rapid Transit Project, NV $2,000,000 Reid; Ensign

MILCON/VA

Army NG Nevada: Nellis AFB Range Modernization $2,000,000 Reid; Ensign

Army NG Nevada: Las Vegas Field Maintenance Shop $22,998,000 Titus; Berkley Reid; Ensign

Air Force Nevada: Nellis AFB Communication Network Control Center $11,400,000 Reid; Ensign

Air Force Nevada: Nellis AFB Communication Network Control Center $11,400,000 Reid; Ensign

LABOR/HHS

Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Health Facilities and Services Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, Sparks, NV, for facilities and equipment $1,000,000 Reid; Ensign

INTERIOR

City of Carson City for drinking water infrastructure improvements $650,000 Reid; Ensign

ENERGY/ WATER DEVELOPMENT

Corps of Engineers Construction RURAL NEVADA, NV 19,000,000 Reid; Ensign

Corps of Engineers Investigations TRUCKEE MEADOWS, NV 4,265,000 Reid; Ensign

Corps of Engineers Investigations URBAN FLOOD DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM, DRI, NV 1,728,000 Berkley Reid; Ensign

Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources LAKE MEAD/LAS VEGAS WASH PROGRAM 800,000 Berkley; Titus Reid; Ensign

DOD

Drugs Nevada National Guard Counter-Drug Program 4,500,000 Berkley, Titus Ensign, Reid

Milpers, ANG Additional Mandays for the Nevada National Guard 6,533,000 --- Ensign, Reid

WTCV,A M2 Machine Guns for the NV ARNG 408,000 --- Ensign, Reid

WTCV,A M249 Light SAW Machine Guns for the NV ARNG 45,000 --- Ensign, Reid

WTCV,A M249 SAW Machine Guns for the NV ARNG 220,000 --- Ensign, Reid

WTCV,A M4 Carbines for the NV ARNG 345,000 --- Ensign, Reid

WTCV,A M9 Handguns for the NV ARNG 58,000 --- Ensign, Reid

COMMERCE JUSTICE SCIENCE

DOJ COPS—LE Tech Nevada Department of Public Safety, Carson City, NV Nevada Statewide Computer Aided Dispatch Project $250,000 Berkley; Titus Reid; Ensign

DOJ OJP—Byrne National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV Child Abuse Training for Judicial Personnel and Practitioners $350,000 Reid; Ensign; Specter; Bennett; Landrieu; Brown, Sherrod

DOJ OJP—Byrne National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV Judicial Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Project $150,000 Reid; Ensign; Landrieu; Bennett; Brown, Sherrod

DOJ OJP—Byrne National Judicial College, Reno, NV Judicial Education and Scholarships for Judges $500,000 Reid; Ensign

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