S. 126: Earmark Elimination Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 24, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Patrick “Pat” Toomey
Junior Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 24, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1930 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 01, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 24, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 24, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

27% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to prohibit earmarks.

Summary

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Cosponsors
10 cosponsors (8R, 2D) (show)
Committees

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/24/2013--Introduced.
Earmark Elimination Act of 2013 - Makes it out of order in the Senate to consider a bill or resolution introduced in either chamber or any other measure that includes an earmark.
Permits waiver of any or all such points of order by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Members.
Makes this Act inapplicable to any authorization of appropriations to a federal entity if such authorization is not specifically targeted to a state, locality, or congressional district.

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