H.R.4964 - Earmark Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 03/15/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/15/2006 Referred to the Committee on Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4964 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/15/2006)
Earmark Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006 - Prohibits a federal agency from obligating funds made available in an appropriation Act or other Act to implement an earmark: (1) that is included in a congressional report accompanying such legislation, unless the earmark is also included in the Act; or (2) if the earmark was not in the House-passed or Senate-passed version of that measure committed to the conference committee.
Amends rule XXII (House and Senate Relations) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit consideration of a bill or amendment between the chambers or conference report on such bill unless a list of all earmarks in it, an identification of the Member who proposed it (if possible), and an explanation of the essential governmental purpose for the earmark are available to all Members, and made available to the general public on the Internet for at least 72 hours before its consideration.