S.3335 - Earmark Transparency Act

A bill to require Congress to establish a unified and searchable database on a public website for congressional earmarks as called for by the President in his 2010 State of the Union Address to Congress. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to require Congress to establish a unified and searchable database on a public website for congressional earmarks as called for by the President in his 2010 State of the Union Address to Congress. as introduced.
  • Short: Earmark Transparency Act as introduced.

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Would require the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate to form a free, public, searchable website with data on all earmark requests made available within five days. See also: H.R.5258.
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Official Summary

5/11/2010--Introduced.Earmark Transparency Act - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in coordination with the Secretary of the Senate, to insure the existence of a single free public searchable website that specifies certain ide

Official Summary

5/11/2010--Introduced.Earmark Transparency Act - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in coordination with the Secretary of the Senate, to insure the existence of a single free public searchable website that specifies certain identifying information relating to each request by Members of Congress for congressionally directed spending items (congressional earmarks). Requires a request for a congressional earmark from a Member of Congress to be made available on the website within five days of its receipt by a congressional committee.

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