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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – August 29, 2011

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On the Blog: Nothing

Congress is on its summer recess, and nothing is happening in Washington, D.C. but earthquakes and hurricanes. So … there’s nothing new on the blog!

Do take a look below at this week’s featured bill. We’ve been highlighting spending bills in August, all twelve of which are supposed to be completed by the end of September. That’s just over a month, which isn’t very much time. Now is a good time to communicate with your representatives about these bills.

Congress returns to work next week, and we … probably will too.

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Featured Item

The largest annual spending bill is H.R. 2219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012.

The bill would fund the Department of Defense: the Army, Navy (including the Marine Corps), the Air Force, and the Office of Secretary of Defense, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency and the intelligence community staff.

Passage of H.R. 2219 would spend about $6,300 per U.S. family.

H.R. 2219
The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012
Costs $6,299.79 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012. Click here to vote on The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012.

The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012
35% For, 65% Against


Vote on this Bill


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

New Items

H.R. 1461
The Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 527
The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011
Costs $0.70 per family

H.R. 2096
The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011
Costs $3.32 per family

Updated Items

none

Passed Items

none

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