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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – December 3, 2012

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On the Blog: Immigration Politics

An immigration bill that passed in the House last week was more about sending political signals than reforming immigration law.

The signals are aimed at you. Learn how House Republicans and the Obama administration are trying to reach you in a post entitled: “It Was a Very Important Vote and Political Business as Usual.”

Featured Item

While “fiscal cliff” negotiations continue, little of substance happens in the House and Senate. Last week, the House passed 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.

H.R. 6429
The STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Saves $15.06 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The STEM Jobs Act of 2012. Click here to vote on The STEM Jobs Act of 2012.

The STEM Jobs Act of 2012
23% For, 77% Against

Vote on this Bill


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

New Items

H.R. 6429
The STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Saves $15.06 per family

S. 1910
The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2011
Costs $1.01 per family

H.R. 4194
To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes
Costs $0.29 per family

S. 3340
The Mental Health ACCESS Act of 2012
Costs $2.69 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 112-197
The New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act
Costs $0.03 per family

P.L. 112-198
The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012
Costs $251.62 per family

P.L. 112-199
The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011
Costs $0.22 per family

P.L. 112-200
The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011
Costs $0.00 per family

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