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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – December 10, 2012

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On the Blog: Awaiting the Fiscal Cliff

The president and congressional leaders are sizing each other up and making their political calculations about how they might resolve the forthcoming “fiscal cliff.” But Congress isn’t doing much in the meantime.

The bills up for debate this week are pretty unimportant. The low-down is in a post entitled: “Waiting.”

Featured Item

A bill recently scored by the Congressional Budget Office is S. 3313, the Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2012.

The bill would would expand the types and availability of infertility treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Passage of S. 3313 would cost just under $5.00 per U.S. family.

S. 3313
The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2012
Costs $4.96 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2012. Click here to vote on The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2012.

The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2012
33% For, 67% Against

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

New Items

S. 3313
The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2012
Costs $4.96 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 112-201
The Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act

P.L. 112-202
The Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012

P.L. 112-203
To extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 112-204
To amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to consolidate certain CBO reporting requirements

P.L. 112-205
The Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act
Costs $0.28 per family

P.L. 112-206
The Child Protection Act of 2012
Costs $1.04 per family

P.L. 112-207
To change the effective date for the Internet publication of certain financial disclosure forms

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