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Earmark Declaration

Rep. Greg Walden

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Madam Speaker, consistent with the House Republican Leadership's policy on earmarks, to the best of my knowledge the requests I have detailed below are (1) not directed to an entity or program that will be named after a sitting Member of Congress; and (2) not intended to be used by an entity to secure funds for other entities unless the use of funding is consistent with the specified purpose of the earmark. As required by earmark standards adopted by the House Republican Conference, I submit the following information on projects I requested and that were included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, H.R. 3288.

Account: Transportation & Community & System Preservation

Project Name: 5th and 6th Street Reconstruction, OR

Legal Name and Address of Requesting Entity: City of Redmond, 716 SW., Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756

Project Location: Madras, Oregon

Description of Project: H.R. 3288 appropriates $779,200 for the 5th and 6th Street Reconstruction project located in Redmond, Oregon. According to the requesting entity, funding would be used to remove and replace existing pavement surfacing and sub-grade material and restore the street section to minor arterial standard. According to the City of Redmond, this is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will encourage local use and the 5th/6th Street Couplet cannot be properly maintained without reconstruction, as the existing condition cannot accommodate additional maintenance treatments.

Account: Surface Transportation Priorities

Project Name: U.S. Highway 97 and J Street Intersection Project, OR

Legal Name and Address of Requesting Entity: City of Madras, 71 SE ``D'' Street, Madras, Oregon, 97741

Project Location: Madras, Oregon

Description of Project: H.R. 3288 appropriates $681,800 for the U.S. Highway 97 and J Street Intersection Project located in Madras, Oregon. According to the requestor, funds would be used to modernize and realign the intersection of J Street where it bisects U.S. Highways 26 and 97 within the city limits of Madras, Oregon. According to the City of Madras, this is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will improve transportation safety and efficiency, create and preserve jobs, and enable further economic development.

Account: Surface Transportation Priorities

Project Name: Brett Way Extension, OR

Legal Name and Address of Requesting Entity: City of Klamath Falls, 500 Klamath Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Project Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Description of Project: H.R. 3288 appropriates $292,200 for the Brett Way Extension, OR Project located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. According to the requestor, funds would go towards closure of an unsafe intersection located at Summers Lane and the South Side Bypass and the extension of Brett Way from Summers Lane to Homedale Road, as well as installation of water line and sanitary sewer, construction of a bridge over an existing canal, and elimination of a uncontrolled rail crossing on Summers Lane. According to the City of Klamath Falls, this is a valuable use of taxpayer dollars because it would open access to the underutilized airport industrial park area as well as provide much needed alternate access to the airport.

Account: Economic Development Initiatives

Project Name: For the reconstruction and construction needs of facilities which are critical to the local economy

Legal Name and Address of Requesting Entity: Pendleton Round-Up, 1114 SW Court Avenue, Pendleton, OR, 97801

Project Location: Pendleton, Oregon

Description of Project: H.R. 3288 appropriates $487,000 for the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Facilities Improvements located in Pendleton, Oregon. According to the requestor, funds would be used to construct the Centennial Grandstand facility to replace an aging structure that has outlived its useful life and to complete the reconstruction of the four-phase project at Happy Canyon. According to the Pendleton Round-Up, this is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because this project would preserve a world renowned rodeo and Native American cultural event.

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