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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – April 1, 2013

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On the Blog: Two Budgets

We’re a little over-excited about the House and Senate each passing a budget.

Why? Because it allows you to put aside the horror stories the two parties tell about each other and calmly compare their plans.

Read about those plans in a post entitled: “Breakthrough: Two Budgets.”

Featured Items

The House and Senate do not meet this week. They’ll return to Washington, D.C. the week of April 8th.

Before their spring breaks, the House and Senate both passed budgets for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins October 1st.

House Concurrent Resolution 25 is the House’s budget. It calls for spending of $2.81 trillion and revenues (taxes) of $2.27 trillion, leaving a deficit of about $544 billion.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 is the Senate’s budget. The Senate budget calls for spending of $2.99 trillion and revenues (taxes) of $2.29 trillion, leaving a deficit of about $707 billion.

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

S. Con. Res. 8
An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2013, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023

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
38% For, 62% Against

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Click here to vote on S. Con. Res. 8. Click here to vote on S. Con. Res. 8.

S. Con. Res. 8
25% For, 75% Against

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

New Items

S. 304
The Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1068
To enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park Service and Related Programs”, as positive law
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1033
The American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013
Costs $0.40 per family

H.R. 1246
To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide that the District of Columbia Treasurer or one of the Deputy Chief Financial Officers of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia may perform the functions and duties of the Office in an acting capacity if there is a vacancy in the Office
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 967
The Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2013
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 23
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 25
The South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 230
A bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 678
The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 311
The Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 459
The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 113-6
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Costs $12,614.24 per family

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