WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 28, 2011
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From the Blog: Getting Libya Right
The U.S. military has gone into Libya without debate over that policy in Congress. The trail of bills dealing with Libya paint the picture of what has happened so far.
Read about it in a post entitled: “Getting Libya Right.”
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This week, the House will debate H.R. 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011.
The bill would authorize spending over the 2011-2014 period for activities of the Federal Aviation Administration and for other federal programs related to aviation.
Passage of H.R. 658 would cost the average U.S. family about $300.
The House will also debate H.R. 1079, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011.
The bill would extend through May 31, 2011 the taxes that collect money for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and it would extend the Federal Aviation Administration’s authority to spend that money. The bill would also permit the Airport Improvement Program to commit to $2.5 billion more in spending.
Passage of H.R. 1079 would cost the average U.S. family about $25.
The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011
Costs $305.62 per family
The Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011
Costs $25.16 per family
What People Think
Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.
A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 217 West King Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia, as the “W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United States Courthouse”
Costs $0.00 per family
The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011
Saves $0.00 per family
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