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S. 3335, The Earmark Transparency Act (7 comments ↓ | 4 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 3335 would require Congress to establish a unified and searchable database on a public website for congressional earmarks as called for by the President in his 2010 State of the Union Address to Congress.

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carole hagen

August 30, 2010, 2:03pm (report abuse)

Vote on this!

carole hagen

August 30, 2010, 2:05pm (report abuse)

Vote on this!

Steve Welch

August 30, 2010, 5:03pm (report abuse)

I and hopefully the rest of America are getting really P.O.ed at our so called representatives in Congress and the White House. They don't seem to represent the people, only their special interests. It's time to return America to the people.

And I'm not a member of the "Tea Party".

HOO HAH

August 31, 2010, 12:36pm (report abuse)

Why bother? Jerks like Bingaman will just ignore this rule too.

A Question

September 2, 2010, 3:02pm (report abuse)

for all of those who voted for Obama.

Are you embarrassed yet?

You certainly should be.

sandy

September 3, 2010, 2:35am (report abuse)

I voted for Obama but have lost confidence in his ability to govern.Can we have a note of "no confidence" on him before 11/10?

Bob Pruitt

October 11, 2010, 8:32pm (report abuse)

We need to tatoo an X on the forehead of all politicians. A RED X for Rep's & a BLUE X for Dem's. As it is now, we look at their "ACTIONS" and we can't tell the difference.

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