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10-HR5258 on May 11, 2010

Source: Earmark Transparency Act
  • Establishes a free public searchable website, listing all requests by Members of Congress for congressionally directed spending items (congressional earmarks).
  • Requires each congressional committee, within five calendar days of receipt of a request for a congressional earmark from a Member of Congress, to provide the initial information regarding that request that is required to be placed on the website.
  • Makes it out of order to consider any legislation unless it meets the requirements of this Act.
    The website shall be comprised of a database including the following information, in searchable format, for each earmark:
  1. The fiscal year in which the item would be funded.
  2. The number of the bill or joint resolution for which the request is made, if available.
  3. The amount of the initial request made by the Member of Congress.
  4. The amount approved by the committee of jurisdiction.
  5. The amount carried in the bill or joint resolution (or accompanying report) as passed.
  6. The name of the department or agency, and the account or program, through which the item will be funded.
  7. The name and the State or district of the Member of Congress who made the request.
  8. The name and address of the intended recipient.
  9. The type of organization (public, private nonprofit, or private for profit entity) of the intended recipient.
  10. The project name, description, and estimated completion date.
  11. A justification of the benefit to taxpayers.
  12. Whether the request is for a continuing project and if so, when funds were first appropriated for such project.
  13. A description, if applicable, of all non-Federal sources of funding.
  14. Its current status in the legislative process

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Stricter limits on political campaign funds Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill requiring Internet disclosure of earmarks (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 10-HR5258

Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Claire McCaskill s1sMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative

Republicans participating in 10-HR5258

Lamar Alexander s1sTN Republican Sr Senator
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican
Scott Brown s1sMA Republican Jr Senator
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010)
Bill Cassidy s2pLouisiana Republican
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator
Tom Coburn s2pOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator
Bob Corker s1sTN Republican Jr Senator
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Jr Senator
Jim DeMint s1sSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Charles Djou s1sHawaii Republican (until 2010)
John Ensign s1sNV Republican Jr Senator
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr Senator
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican
John McCain s1sAZ Republican Sr Senator
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator
John Thune s1sSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative

Independents participating in 10-HR5258

Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 16
Republicans: 31
Independents: 1

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