Earmarks are back. Democrats requested 2,338 earmarks for $4.94 billion. Republicans requested 971 earmarks for $4.7 billion. Six of the top seven members requesting the most earmarks and 14 of the top 25 were Republicans.
Our auditors at OpenTheBooks mapped each earmark by congressional district: https://www.openthebooks.com/maps/?Map=90048&MapType=Pin
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