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On this page you can access information on earmarks for which there were expenditures in 2005 from the selected authorization bills. While most earmarks are in appropriations bills and reports, Congress also earmarks funds in authorization bills.
The earmarks listed in authorization bills are not duplicative of the 2005 appropriations data. If an earmark is included in both the appropriations bill and the authorization bill, then it is listed in the appropriations section of the website. Therefore, the number of authorization bill earmarks is limited.
Examples of authorization earmarks include:
This database is not designed, and cannot accurately be used, to identify the congressional sponsors of earmarks. In addition, the recipient listed in the database may not in all cases represent the ultimate beneficiary of the earmark.
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