As promised, the JES for H.R. 1105 is now available on ACW. To quote the first three opening paragraphs of the JES:
“Following is an explanation of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, including
disclosure of congressional earmarks and congressionally directed spending items as
defined in clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and rule
XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
Section 4 of the Act specifies that this explanatory statement shall have the same
effect with respect to the allocation of funds and implementation of this legislation as if it
were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of conference.
The Omnibus Appropriations Act includes fiscal year 2009 appropriations
encompassing 9 regular annual appropriations bills, each in a separate division, plus a
10th division including further provisions relating to the Department of Homeland
Security and other agencies.”
No earmarks? No pet projects? Do you want to know how our tax dollars are being appropriated? Make an informed decision by finding out here: