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SA 214. Mr. NELSON of Nebraska submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of title V, insert the following:
(a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
(1) the debt of the United States exceeds $14,000,000,000,000;
(2) it is important for Congress to use all tools at its disposal to address the national debt crisis;
(3) Congress will not earmark funds for projects requested by Members of Congress; and
(4) the earmark ban should be utilized to realize actual savings.
(b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should reduce spending by the amount resulting from the recently announced earmark moratorium.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)