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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – July 15, 2013

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On the Blog: Spending Update

More spending bills for fiscal year 2014 are moving in the House and Senate. The new fiscal year begins October 1st.

Read the latest, including the House and Senate’s different spending plans, in a post entitled:”A Fiscal 2014 Spending Update.”

Featured Items

This week, the House will debate two bills related to Obamacare.

The Obama administration recently announced that it would delay the requirement in Obamacare that companies must offer workers health insurance plans by 2014 or face a fine.

Republicans criticized the announcement, arguing that the president is bending the law to make it survive politically.

So one bill the House will take up next week makes the delay of the employer mandate formal. It’s called H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act. It would delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate by one year.

There is no cost/savings estimate yet for H.R. 2667.

The other bill is H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act. As with the employer mandate, the bill would delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate for a year.

There is no cost/savings estimate for H.R. 2668.

H.R. 2667
The Authority for Mandate Delay Act

H.R. 2668
The Fairness for American Families Act

What People Think

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The Authority for Mandate Delay Act
66% For, 34% Against

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Click here to vote on The Fairness for American Families Act. Click here to vote on The Fairness for American Families Act.

The Fairness for American Families Act
50% For, 50% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 687
The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 957
The American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act
Costs $0.70 per family

S. 415
The Small Business Disaster Reform Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1126
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act
Costs $0.15 per family

H.R. 1897
The Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 2642
The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Costs $1,540.39 per family

S. 1283
The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2014
Costs $30.67 per family

S. 1284
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
Costs $7,161.37 per family

H.R. 5
The Student Success Act
Costs $728.86 per family

H.R. 2226
The Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2318
The Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 841
To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 341
The San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 360
The Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 931
To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1105
The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1135
The Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1548
The Native American Energy Act
Costs $0.26 per family

H.R. 2067
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Personnel Flexibilities Act
Costs $0.04 per family

H.R. 2374
The Retail Investor Protection Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2609
The Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
Costs $363.93 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 2216
The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
Costs $1,495.83 per family


Passed Items

none

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