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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – April 11, 2013

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On the Blog: Three Budgets!

We held the presses on the normal Monday publication of the WashingtonWatch.com newsletter this week, so we could report on the president’s budget, which came out yesterday.

Was it worth the wait? Of course it was! Feel the joy as you read the post entitled: “Oh Happy Day! A Budget!.”

Featured Items

The House and Senate returned to Washington, D.C. this week. Little of importance is on their dockets, so we once again feature their budgets, which set the stage for the appropriations (spending) bills Congress will consider in the summer.

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
Costs $26,887.14 per family

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
Costs $28,633.13 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
33% For, 67% 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
20% For, 80% Against

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

New Items

S. 112
The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 383
A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 352
The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 601
The Water Resources Development Act of 2013
Costs $51.55 per family

H.R. 716
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the city of Vancouver, Washington, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1133
The Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2013
Costs $0.04 per family

H.R. 527
The Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act
Costs $4.57 per family

H.R. 992
The Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1159
The Cabin Fee Act of 2013
Saves $0.11 per family

H.R. 254
The Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act
Costs $0.05 per family

H.R. 507
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 244
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 291
The Black Hills Cemetery Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 26
The Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act
Costs $0.03 per family

S. 157
The Denali National Park Improvement Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 130
The Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 588
The Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 756
The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013
Costs $4.41 per family

S. 393
The White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Expansion Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1038
The Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1003
To improve consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders
Costs $0.25 per family

H.R. 1162
The Government Accountability Office Improvement Act
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

P.L. 113-6
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Costs $12,611.47 per family


Passed Items

none

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