March 3, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 3368 proposed by Senator Feingold to Amendment SA 3336.
March 4, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
March 5, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
March 8, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
March 9, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
March 10, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Considered by Senate.
March 10, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 3368.
March 10, 2010, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 3368 ruled non-germane by the chair.
Full Text of this Amendment
At the appropriate place, insert the following:
TITLE __X--RESCISSION OF UNUSED TRANSPORTATION EARMARKS AND GENERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENT
SEC. X01. DEFINITION.
In this title, the term "earmark" means the following:
(1) A congressionally directed spending item, as defined in Rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
(2) A congressional earmark, as defined for purposes of Rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.
SEC. X02. RESCISSION.
Any appropriated earmark provided for the Department of Transportation with more than 90 percent of the appropriated amount remaining available for obligation at the end of the 9th fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the earmark was made available is rescinded effective at the end of that 9th fiscal year.
SEC. X03. AGENCY WIDE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTS.
(a) Agency Identification.--Each Federal agency shall identify and report every project that is an earmark with an unobligated balance at the end of each fiscal year to the Director of OMB.
(b) Annual Report.--The Director of OMB shall submit to Congress and publically post on the website of OMB an annual report that includes--
(1) a listing and accounting for earmarks with unobligated balances summarized by agency including the amount of the original earmark, amount of the unobligated balance, the year when the funding expires, if applicable, and recommendations and justifications for whether each earmark should be rescinded or retained in the next fiscal year;
(2) the number of rescissions resulting from this title and the annual savings resulting from this title for the previous fiscal year; and
(3) a listing and accounting for earmarks provided for the Department of Transportation scheduled to be rescinded at the end of the current fiscal year.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 3, 2010.)