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06-S2179 on Jan 18, 2006

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: posting earmarks on the Internet before voting on them
Source: CLEAN-UP Act (S.2179)
OnTheIssues.org Explanation: This bill attempts to limit earmarks by publicizing them. Rather than banning earmarks, this bill requires that earmarks and other last-minute add-ins get posted on the Internet. Posting provisions on the Internet for 3 days is intended to restrict lobbyists influence on earmarks that would otherwise go unnoticed.


    Curtailing Lobbyist Effectiveness Through Advance Notification, Updates, and Posting Act or the CLEAN UP Act: Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate to:
  • Identify and explain separately each provision of a bill & identify the Member who proposed such provision.
  • Make each bill provision available to the general public by means of the Internet for at least 72 hours before its consideration.
  • Prohibits consideration of an appropriation bill unless a list of all earmarks in the bill and accompanying reports is available in the same manner.
  • Allows a waiver of such prohibitions by a two-thirds majority vote of Members.
LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to Senate Committee on Rules and Administration; never came to a vote.

  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to post earmarks on the Internet

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Democrats participating in 06-S2179

Evan Bayh s1oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Mark Dayton s1oMN Democratic Governor 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s2pIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Ken Salazar s1oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 

Republicans participating in 06-S2179

Independents participating in 06-S2179

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

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