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S. 2330: Earmark Elimination Act of 2018

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“Earmarks” have become a dirty word in American politics, and have been temporarily banned since 2010. Should they be brought back — or eliminated entirely?


Earmarks, a type of spending going specifically to one project or one district, drew the ire of the American public and many (mostly Republican) legislators as an example of congressional cronyism. The most infamous example was the “Bridge to Nowhere,” an Alaska bridge advocated by Alaskan Rep. Don Young which cost $233 million in taxpayer dollars while providing a bridge to an island of only ...

Sponsor and status

Jeff Flake

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Jan 23, 2018


Introduced on Jan 23, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 23, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Jan 23, 2018

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