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S. 2330 (115th): 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 ...

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Jeff Flake

Sponsor. Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Jan 23, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 23, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jan 23, 2018

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S. 2330 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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