From the AP via NBC4: Only 18 Lawmakers Shun Pet Projects:
A new report from a budget watchdog group said that an overwhelming majority of lawmakers asked for billions of dollars for pet projects last year.
The group, Taxpayers for Common Sense, said only 12 members of the house and six members of the Senate opted not to seek so-called “earmarks.” But the rest of Congress racked up $18 billion work of pork barrel spending.
That would be $18,000,000,000.
The lawmakers who decided not to ask for money for pet projects include Virginia Republican U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor.