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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – August 15, 2011

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On the Blog: Annual Spending Bills Running Late

While government-watchers like you have focused on the debt ceiling stand-off, you have completely missed the fact that Congress is well behind schedule on passing the annual spending bills for fiscal 2012.

Get updated on the bills and learn what you can do about it in a post entitled: “Shame on You ‘Cause You Get Fooled Every Year.”

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Congress is on its August recess and won’t return until the first full week of September.

Of the FY 2012 spending bills discussed above, the one that has moved the furthest is H.R. 2055, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. The bill funds military construction in the Department of Defense and also funds the Department of Veterans Affairs and related agencies.

Different versions of the bill have passed the House and Senate, so now it awaits a conference committee to resolve differences between the two. Passage of H.R. 2055 would spend about $1,400 per U.S. family.

H.R. 2055
The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Costs $1,404.70 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. Click here to vote on The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
46% For, 54% Against


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

New Items

H.R. 1852
The Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2011
Costs $13.77 per family

H.R. 1539
The Asset-Backed Market Stabilization Act of 2011
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 897
A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 734
The Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2011
Costs $10.92 per family

H.R. 2633
The Appeal Time Clarification Act of 2011
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 997
The East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act
Costs $0.00 per family

Updated Items

none

Passed Items

none

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