Taxpayers for Common Sense, compiled a list of earmarks for the members of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee. Not surprisingly, members of the Committee scored big – especially my Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, who happens to be the ranking member of the subcommittee and is sending $5.484 million of your tax dollars back to my district (the most of any member of the subcommittee. But, Frelinghuysen is no match for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer who pull down $7.97 and $7.68 million respectively.
To see how your money is distributed among the states click on the image below. You can see how much each state got and also how much each state got per Representative.
As you can see West Virginia received more of your money per Congressman than any other state in the union. That shouldn’t come as any surprise; Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is chairman of the subcommittee and personally steered $4.585 million of your money back to his district.
West Virginia's $2.067 million per member is more than 16.5 times greater than the $125,000 per member that went to Nebraska, which received the least amount per Member. Incidentally, Nebraska has zero members on the Appropriations Committee (or the CJS Subcommittee) and has zero members of the Majority Party in its Congressional Delegation.