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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

10-CAGW on Aug 12, 2010

Resolution: Citizens Against Government Waste's "No Pork Pledge"
Source: Citizens Against Government Waste's "No Pork Pledge"
Despite congressional reforms over the past several years to reduce pork barreling and increase earmark accountability and transparency, earmarks continue to figure prominently as the "currency of corruption" on Capitol Hill, undermining the federal budgetary process and our democratic system of government. In an effort to encourage more members of Congress and candidates for office to kick the earmarking habit, CCAGW has launched a new no-gimmicks, anti-pork pledge.
    By signing CCAGW’s No Pork Pledge, incumbents and candidates vow not to request any pork-barrel earmark, which is defined as meeting one of the following criteria:
  • Requested by only one chamber of Congress
  • Not specifically authorized
  • Not competitively awarded
  • Not requested by the President
  • Greatly exceeds the President’s budget request or the previous year’s funding
  • Not the subject of congressional hearings
  • Serves only a local or special interest


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 10-CAGW



Republicans participating in 10-CAGW

Sandy Adams s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Justin Amash s1sMichigan Republican 
Sharron Angle s1sNV Republican Challenger (2010) 
Kelly Ayotte s1sNH Republican Jr Senator 
Rick Crawford s1sArkansas Republican 
Jeff Denham s1sCalifornia Republican 
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Stephen Fincher s1sTennessee Republican 
Chris Gibson s1sNew York Republican 
J.D. Hayworth s1sArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Nan Hayworth s1sNew York Republican 
Jack Hoogendyk s1sMI Republican Senate challenger (2008) 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
Ron Johnson s1sWI Republican Sr Senator 
Billy Long s1sMissouri Republican 
David McKinley s1sWest Virginia Republican 
Mark Neumann s1sWI Republican Challenger (Lost primary) 
Rand Paul s1sKY Republican Jr Senator 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 
Richard Pombo s1sCalifornia Republican 
Rocky Raczkowski s1sMI Former Republican Challenger (2002) 
David Rivera s1sFlorida Republican 
Pat Toomey s1sPA Republican Jr Senator 
Jay Townsend s1sNY Republican Challenger (2010) 



Independents participating in 10-CAGW

George LeMieux s1sFL 2012 Republican Primary Challenger 
Joe Miller s1sAK Challenger and previous Republican Nominee 
Alexander Snitker s1sFL 2010 Libertarian challenger 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 24
Independents: 3


















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