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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 17, 2013

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On the Blog: Abortion

Spurred by the trial that sent a doctor to jail for life, the abortion debate returns to Capitol Hill this week.

Read about the bill the House plans to consider in a post entitled: “The Abortion Issue Comes to the Capitol.”

Featured Items

This week, the House will debate its version of this year’s “farm bill.”

H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, reforms and continues agricultural and other programs in the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018.

Passage of the bill would cost a little over $7,500 per U.S. family.

A Senate farm bill passed last week. We compared the two in a post entitled: “A Tale of Two Farm Bills.”

The Senate will continue debate on the widely discussed “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration reform bill.

S. 744 is called the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”

The bill‘s provisions address: border security, immigrant visas, interior enforcement, and nonimmigrant visa programs.

There is no cost estimate for S. 744 yet.

H.R. 1947
The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Costs $7,504.87 per family

S. 744
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

What People Think

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The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
14% For, 86% Against

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The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
32% For, 68% Against

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

New Items

S. 534
The National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act of 2013
Costs $7.39 per family

H.R. 1299
The White Sands Missile Range Security Enhancement Act
Saves $0.00 per family

H.R. 1676
The Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Establishment Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1672
The Limestone Hills Training Area Withdrawal Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 736
The Alaska Subsistence Structure Protection Act of 2013
Saves $0.01 per family

H.R. 1960
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Costs $5,751.91 per family

S. 305
The Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act
Saves $0.49 per family

S. 211
A bill to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 284
The Fort Sumner Project Title Conveyance Act
Saves $0.00 per family

S. 342
The Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 910
The Sikes Act Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $0.19 per family

H.R. 982
The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1080
To amend the Sikes Act to promote the use of cooperative agreements under such Act for land management related to Department of Defense readiness activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, to facilitate interagency cooperation in conservation programs to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities
Costs $0.05 per family

H.R. 1341
The Financial Competitive Act of 2013
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 1380
The Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
Costs $0.05 per family

S. 368
The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2013
Costs $1.16 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 1960
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Costs $5,751.91 per family

H.R. 1947
The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Costs $7,504.87 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 113-14
The Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $2.59 per family

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