2002 Supplemental Spending Bill: Drowning in Pork
billion Senate FY 2002 Supplemental spending bill to enhance
Homeland Security fulfills many of the legitimate national defense
and security requests of President Bush, but in the process has
also been abused by many Senators to provide unnecessary spending
to privileged constituents. As the list below makes embarrassingly
clear, most of these questionable add-ons are for purposes that
have absolutely nothing to do with national defense, Homeland
Security, or anti-terrorism efforts. Nor do they fund legitimate
damage re-construction sustained during the 9/11 terrorist attacks
on the U.S.
In fact, in a number of cases, the Senate has reduced spending
for legitimate security and anti-terrorism objectives requested by
the President in order to make way for a costly wish list of
Because many Senators are threatening to add even more
questionable spending to this supplemental appropriations bill,
this list will be updated daily as more pork barrel spending is
Senate FY 2002 Supplemental
Require Agriculture Department to
fund report of Dog Dealers Task Force as it relates to violations
of puppy breeding.
- $2,000,000 - Research related
to mad cow disease.
- $2,500,000 - Vaccine trials
related to foot and mouth disease.
- $3,000,000 - Cattle genome
- Re-deploy departmental funds to
sustain Honey Bee research on tracheal mites.
- $85,000,000 - Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Interoperable
Communications Technology program, to be designed and implemented
by the COPS office. This amount is $85,000,000 above the budget
- $50,000,000 -Construction of
the National Animal Disease Laboratory, Ames, Iowa.
- $19,022,000 - Animal health
- $21,550,000 - Pest detection
- $100,000,000 - Recovery
operations of the Watershed Protection Program.
- Re-deploy departmental funds to
sustain the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program which
encourages senior's to purchase fresh produce.
- $450,000,000 - Office of
Justice Programs to establish an election reform grant
- $3,000,000 - National Ocean
Service to enhance the National Water Level Observation.
- $21,400,000 - National Ocean
Service to address mapping and charting backlog.
- $7,200,000 - A supercomputer
backup system for the National Oceanic and Atmosphere
- $11,000,000 - Economic
assistance for the New England fishing industry.
- $25,000,000 - Washington
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for a back-up operations
- $10,000,000 - Army Corps of
Engineers to assist with the recovery efforts resulting from
flooding in Southern West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and
- $700,000 - Biomass project at
- Department of Energy to award a
contract for the design, construction and operation of facilities
for the conversion and disposition of depleted uranium hexafluroide
on each of the sites of the gaseous diffusion plants at Paducah,
Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio.
- $3,000,000 - Department of
Interior, Bureau of Reclamation for drilling five wells in Santa
- $50,000,000 - Humanitarian,
refugee, and reconstruction assistance for the West Bank and
- $34,000,000 - United Nations
Population Fund. (approved in last budget)
- $412,000 - Fish and Wildlife
Service through resource management for continuity of operations at
the National Conservation Training Center.
- $765,000 - Security needs at
the Clark R. Bavin National Fish and Wildlife Forensics
- $20,000,000 - Provided to the
Survey for high resolution mapping and imagery of the Nation's most
strategic cities and $6,776,000 is provided to the Earth Resources
Observation System Data Center (EDC). Of the amounts provided to
EDC, $6,000,000 is for storage infrastructure upgrades to convert
all archived data on outdated types of media to disk-based storage,
and $776,000 is provided for an improved backup power supply system
that will ensure the uninterrupted delivery of satellite
- $2,000,000 - Initiate the
planning and design of an alcohol collection storage facility
located in Suitland, Maryland for The Smithsonian's collections of
preserved animal species.
- Clarify the grant for the New Mexico
Telecommunications Call Center Training Consortium that was
provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001 by June 30,
- $43,000,000 - Grants to
AMTRAK. $20,000,000 to repair damaged passenger equipment, and
$23,000,000 for the heavy overhaul of the rail passenger
- $4,400,000,000 - Increase in
spending for Highway Program for fiscal year 2003.
- General provision clarifying the
re-alignment of funds for a highway project in Mississippi made
eligible for enhancement funds in the Transportation Appropriations
Act for fiscal year 2001.
- $2,750,000 - Delaware River
Port project and the Philadelphia, PA (Drexel) project.
- $2,000,000 - Customs Service
to monitor and investigate the importation in the U.S. products
made with forced labor.
- $80,000,000 -Cerro Grande Fire
Claims to cover the remaining liability resulting from the
- $2,500,000 - Coral Reef
program to conduct coral mapping in the waters of the Hawaiian
- Re-deploy funds to the Incarcerated
Youth Offenders program grants to State correctional agencies to
assist incarcerated youth acquire literacy and job skills.
- $1,000,000 - Conversion of
low-income subsidized housing property in Baltimore, Maryland to
- $11,000,000 - For OSHA
Training Grants to continue non-competitively the previous year's
- $750,000 - Clarify previously
appropriated funds to the Smart Start Child Care Center and
Expertise School at Las Vegas, Nevada.
- $13,000,000 - From unobligated
balances available in the Drug Enforcement Administration, Violent
Crime Reduction Programs.
- $2,500,000 - Not provided as
requested for the Capital Investment Fund for the Coalition Against
Terrorism (CAT) matrix.
- $3,600,000 - General expenses
of the U.S. Capitol Police. These funds are needed for
unanticipated expenses associated with the increased security