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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – May 20, 2013

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On the Blog: The IRS Scandal

Last week’s revelation that the IRS had given closer scrutiny to conservative non-profit applications sent shockwaves through Washington, D.C., and spurred the introduction of several bills.

We took a look at a few of them in a post appropriately entitled: “Scandal!

Featured Item

This week, the Senate will debate S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013.

The bill would reauthorize expiring federal agriculture programs through 2018 and extend those authorizations through 2023.

Passage of S. 954 would cost the average U.S. family about $7,750.

S. 954
The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Costs $7,748.25 per family

What People Think

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The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 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. 742
The Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 306
The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 954
The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Costs $7,748.25 per family

H.R. 2019
To eliminate taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes
Saves $0.11 per family

H.R. 357
The GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013
Saves $0.08 per family

H.R. 671
The Ruth Moore Act of 2013
Saves $0.12 per family

H.R. 993
The Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 607
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 1412
The Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013
Saves $0.10 per family

H.R. 126
The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 862
To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1241
To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1405
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought
Saves $0.96 per family

H.R. 570
The American Heroes COLA Act
Saves $10.17 per family

H.R. 674
The Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 545
The Hydropower Improvement Act of 2013
Costs $0.02 per family

H.R. 1156
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or the Wilderness, and for other purposes
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 1206
The Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 602
The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 701
To amend a provision of the Securities Act of 1933 directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to add a particular class of securities to those exempted under such Act to provide a deadline for such action
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 723
The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1062
The SEC Regulatory Accountability Act
Costs $0.42 per family

H.R. 1947
The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Costs $7,626.55 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 3
The Northern Route Approval Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 742
The Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 954
The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Costs $7,748.25 per family

H.R. 267
The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
Costs $0.02 per family


Passed Items

none

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