Number of earmarks: 98
Amount requested: $197.2 million
Many of Senator Bennett's earmark requests were for the Defense Department, including many next-generation military technologies, as well as medical programs and advances for injured troops. Large requests included $22.5 million for water infrastructure in rural Utah (to be delivered by the Army Corps of Engineers). Another sought $10 million for alternative and unconventional energy R&D. Smaller requests related to upgrading transportation, bus access, state university facilities and equipment.