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Insert at the appropriate to place the following:
TITLE __PROHIBITION ON EARMARKS
SEC. X01. PROHIBITION ON EARMARKS.
(a) In General.--It shall not be in order to consider a bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that proposes an earmark of funds provided or made available by this Act.
(b) Definition.--In this section, the term ``earmark'' means a provision or report language included primarily at the request of a Senator or a Member of the House of Representatives providing, authorizing, or recommending a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality, or Congressional district,
other than through a statutory or administrative formula-driven or competitive award process.
(c) Supermajority Waiver and Appeal.--This section may be waived or suspended in the Senate only by an affirmative vote of 3/5 of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. An affirmative vote of 3/5 of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required in the Senate to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under this section.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 6, 2008.)