S.2261 - Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Obama, Barack [D-IL] (Introduced 02/08/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||02/08/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.|
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Summary: S.2261 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/08/2006)
Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act of 2006 - Amends rule XVI (Appropriations and Amendments to General Appropriations Bills) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to prohibit consideration of an appropriation bill unless: (1) a list of all earmarks in it, the names of the requestors, and a short justification for each earmark are available to all Members, and made available to the general public on the Internet, for at least 72 hours before its consideration; (2) all earmarks are contained in the text of the bill and not incorporated by reference or directed in the committee report; and (3) all earmarks are germane to the bill.
Permits waiver of such prohibition only by two-thirds of the Members.
Amends rule XXXVII (Conflict of Interest) to prohibit a Member of the Senate from: (1) advocating inclusion of an earmark in any bill or joint resolution (or its accompanying report) or in any conference report on such legislation (including an accompanying joint statement of managers) if the Member has a financial interest in the earmark; or (2) conditioning the inclusion of language to provide funding for an earmark in such legislation (or its accompanying report or joint statement of managers) on any vote cast by the Member in whose state the project will be carried out.
Amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require a recipient of federal funds constituting an award, grant, or loan to file a mandatory disclosure report containing: (1) the name of any registered lobbyist to whom the recipient paid money to lobby on behalf of such federal funding; and (2) the amount of money paid.