H.R.5258: Earmark Transparency Act of 2010

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To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require Congress to establish a unified and searchable database on a public website for congressional earmarks.
Sponsor: Bill CassidyCommittees: House Committee on Rules, House Committee on the Budget

Article summary (how summaries work)
The Earmark Transparency Act would create a website listing information about all earmarks. The website would be freely available to the public, and information could be searched and accessed in a machine-readable format.


Bill provisions

Within six months, the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate would set up a website, freely available to the public, listing all earmarks. For each earmark, the website would contain over a dozen pieces of information, including the name of the requestor(s), the amount requested, the amount approved, and the recipient(s). Users would be able to search earmarks by any category, and to download everything in a machine-readable format. Information would be put on the website no more than seven business days after it became available.[1]

Bill history

Introduced on May 11, 2010, and referred to both the Committee on Rules and the Committee on the Budget.[2]

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See also


  1. Text of H.R.5258 on OpenCongress
  2. OpenCongress list of actions on H.R.5258

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