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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – April 11, 2011

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On the Blog: Budget Battle

The FY 2012 federal budget takes center stage this week.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan has shaken up the debate, the Senate budget chairman hasn’t got a plan at all, and President Obama appears poised to revamp his budget plans this week.

Read about it in a post entitled: “Budget Battle: A Senate No-Show and a Presidential Do-Over.”

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Late Friday, Congress funded the government for another week. It must do so again by Saturday or the government will shut down. This and the FY 2012 budget battle will occupy Congress this week.

The House will also debate H.R. 1217, to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund. A part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the fund was created to spend $15 billion over 10 years. Passage of H.R. 1217 would save about $118 per U.S. family.

H.R. 1217
To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Saves $118.79 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on H.R. 1217. Click here to vote on H.R. 1217.

H.R. 1217
33% For, 67% Against

Vote on this Bill

Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.

New Items

H.R. 1216
To amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations
Saves $0.19 per family

H.R. 1215
To amend title V of the Social Security Act to convert funding for personal responsibility education programs from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations

H.R. 1214
To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction
Saves $0.92 per family

H.R. 1217
To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Saves $118.79 per family

S. 627
The Faster FOIA Act of 2011
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 216
The Food Safety Accountability Act of 2011
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1232
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate certain tax benefits relating to abortion
Costs $0.00 per family

Updated Items

none

Passed Items

none

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