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H.R. 1086: Earmark Elimination Act of 2021

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Friends, Romans, countrymen… end me your earmarks.

Context

Also sometimes called “congressionally directed spending” or more derisively “pork,” earmarks are the awarding of a specific project (such as for transportation infrastructure) at the request of a specific member of Congress, rather than being decided by a government agency..

“Earmark” had become a dirty word in politics by the late 2000s and early 2010s, particularly after the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere.” Pushed by both an Alaska representative and senator, the projected $398 million bridge was slated to connect an Alaskan town to an island with only 50 residents. The plan became the most famous national example of the kind of expensive government waste possible with earmarks. All told, however, earmarks accounted for less than one half of one percent of the ...

Sponsor and status

Ralph Norman

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 18, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 18, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

10 Cosponsors (10 Republicans)

Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 18, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1086 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1086. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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