What a waste of money. I don't get it.

Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News investigation finds

EXCLUSIVE: $1,750,000 to spruce up the Japanese Garden in Portland. $436,100 for a "meditation and restorative yoga" program in New Jersey. And $250,000 to expand the Michelle Obama Library in California.

These are just some of the controversial Community Funding Project requests filed by federal lawmakers as earmarks make a return in Congress.

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have asked for almost $6 billion in additional funding for local projects ahead of the upcoming federal budget, Fox News can reveal exclusively.