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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 4, 2013

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On the Blog: Read the Bill

A new bill in Congress takes quite literally the idea that members of Congress should read bills before they vote on them. It proposes a simple change in how Congress does business that could nicely improve government transparency.

Read about it in a post entitled: “Read the Bill.”

Featured Item

With less than a month before funding for the government runs out, Congress will soon be debating funding for the remainder of the year. But no bill has been introduced yet.

Last week, the House passed S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which passed the Senate earlier in February. It now goes to the president’s desk.

S. 47 reauthorizes various spending and law enforcement programs aimed at reducing violence against women. Its passage will result in spending of about $23 per U.S. family.

S. 47
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $23.12 per family

What People Think

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The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
47% For, 53% Against

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

New Items

S. 18
The Sequester Replacement and Spending Reduction Act of 2013
Saves $920.70 per family

S. 47
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $23.12 per family

S. 388
The American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013
Costs $1,043.27 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

none

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