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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – February 4, 2013

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On the Blog: Spending, Big and Small

Recent happenings illustrate nicely the operatic drama that Washington, D.C. produces, and also the quiet day-to-day.

We wrote about it in a post entitled: “Spending, Big and Small.”

Featured Items

This week, the House is scheduled to debate H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act.

H.R. 444 would require the President to produce a supplemental budget by April 1st that identifies the fiscal year in which he thinks the federal budget will balance if his fiscal year 2014 budget does not show when balance will be achieved.

No cost estimate exists yet for H.R. 444, but its costs would likely be minimal.

The Senate is scheduled to debate S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

S. 47 would reauthorize various spending and law enforcement programs aimed at reducing violence against women.

No cost estimate for S. 47 exists yet. Similarbills in the last Congress proposed spending of between $15 and $20 per U.S. family.

H.R. 444
The “Require Presidential Leadership and No Deficit” or “Require a PLAN Act”

S. 47
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

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75% For, 25% Against

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80% For, 20% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 297
The Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $11.07 per family

H.R. 124
To redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps
Costs $0.02 per family

H.R. 235
The Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 267
The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
Costs $0.02 per family

H.R. 316
The Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 113-2
The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Costs $440.62 per family

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