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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – November 26, 2012

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On the Blog: Facing the “Fiscal Cliff” in the Dark?

Washington is buzzing about the “fiscal cliff,” but does Congress have the information it needs to debate intelligently?

The Treasury Department has delayed a report on the fiscal health of the country until after the fiscal cliff debate. Read about it in a post entitled: “The Fiscal Cliff: Debating in the Dark?

Featured Items

Congress returns from the Thanksgiving holiday this week. The focus is on “fiscal cliff” negotiations, on which there is no legislation currently. The House and Senate will debate some modest bills.

The House will debate H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act of 2012.

The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act intending to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, and it would eliminate the diversity immigrant program.

There is no cost estimate for H.R. 6429 yet.

The Senate will continue debate on S. 3525, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.

The bill would give hunters increased access to federal lands.

There is no cost estimate for S. 3525.

H.R. 6429
The STEM Jobs Act of 2012

S. 3525
The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

What People Think

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The STEM Jobs Act of 2012
50% For, 50% Against

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Click here to vote on The Sportsmen's Act of 2012. Click here to vote on The Sportsmen's Act of 2012.

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012
59% For, 41% Against

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