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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 18, 2013

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On the Blog: Two Budgets

A great deal of ink will be spilled about competing budgets in the House and Senate. But we break it down into numbers as simple as we can make ‘em.

Read about the different spending plans of the Democratic Senate and the Republican House in a post entitled: “A Tale of Two Budgets.”

Featured Items

This week, the House will debate its budget resolution.

House Concurrent Resolution 25 is the House Budget Committee plan for federal spending in fiscal year 2014, which begins on October 1, 2013.

That plan would spend about $33,700 per U.S. family.

The Senate will begin debate on H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.

The bill spends money on the operations of the federal government from the end of this month through the end of the fiscal year September 30th. Without passage of new spending legislation, the government will shut down at the end of the month.

Passage H.R. 933 would spend about $12,600 per U.S. family.

H. Con. Res. 25
Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023

H.R. 933
The Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Costs $12,616.81 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on H. Con. Res. 25. Click here to vote on H. Con. Res. 25.

H. Con. Res. 25
50% For, 50% Against

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Click here to vote on The Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. Click here to vote on The Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.

The Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
34% For, 66% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 803
The SKILLS Act
Costs $226.95 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 933
The Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Costs $12,616.81 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 113-4
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $23.12 per family

P.L. 113-5
The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $98.76 per family

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