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S Amdt 1472 - Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (40-59) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to S 2038 that prohibits Congress from considering any bill, resolution, amendment or conference report that includes earmarks.

Highlights:
  • Defines “earmark” as a provision included primarily at the request of a Senator or Representative that:
    • Authorizes an amount of discretionary spending targeted to a specific state, locality or other entity, and that provides a preferential federal tax credit, tax deduction, exclusion, or preference to a particular beneficiary or group of beneficiaries; and
    • Contains eligibility criteria that are not uniform in application with respect to potential beneficiaries of the provision.
  • Exempts appropriations that are awarded through a statutory or competitive award process from the provisions of this amendment.
  • Specifies that if the nature of a provision cannot be determined, an affirmative two-thirds Senate vote will be used to decide whether or not the provision is an “earmark.”

 

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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks

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