The Atlantic City International Airport and two other local aviation entities will receive $13.3 million in earmarks from the recent federal spending bill, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, said at a press conference Monday at the airport.

“These are federally directed appropriations, earmarks,” Menendez said, which he and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker chose to lobby for, rather than automatic funding.

Menendez brought home a total of about $181 million for New Jersey projects statewide, his office said. Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.