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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 24, 2013

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On the Blog: Farm Bill(s) Fail

Things haven’t gone as planned with agriculture policy in the House. The bill that authorizes agriculture programs failed a House floor vote last week, and the agriculture spending bill is on hold.

Read about it in a post entitled: “Farm Bill(s) Fail.”

Featured Item

This week, the Senate is expected to conclude debate on comprehensive immigration reform.

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.

A cost estimate for the bill came out last week. S. 744 would cost about $5,600 per U.S. family, lowering the national debt by about $1,300 per family.

S. 744
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Costs $5,640.99 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. Click here to vote on The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
27% For, 73% Against

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

New Items

S. 155
A bill to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Denali
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 657
The Grazing Improvement Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 697
The Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 371
The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act
Costs $0.24 per family

H.R. 1825
The Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2231
The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Costs $6.12 per family

H.R. 412
The Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 744
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Costs $5,640.99 per family

H.R. 761
The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
Costs $0.03 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

none

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