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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – April 22, 2013

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On the Blog: Fairness = Taxes

The Senate will debate the Marketplace Fairness Act this week. Chances are that you don’t know what it is.

We answer your burning questions in a post entitled: “What is ‘The Marketplace Fairness Act’?

Have you checked what bills your representatives have introduce yet? Do so on our new Representatives pages. And please share them with friends and colleagues!

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This week, the Senate will debate S. 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Introduced by Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY), the bill would permit states to tax sales of goods over the Internet.

No cost estimate for the passage of S. 743 exists yet.

S. 743
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

What People Think

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The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
33% For, 67% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 1406
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1549
The Helping Sick Americans Now Act
Saves $4.70 per family

S. 689
The Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013
Costs $7.08 per family

S. 247
The Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act
Costs $0.11 per family

S. 354
The Oregon Caves Revitalization Act of 2013
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 1163
The Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013
Costs $5.43 per family


Updated Items

S. 601
The Water Resources Development Act of 2013
Costs $49.91 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 113-7
A bill to modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms

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