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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – October 21, 2013

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On the Blog: Shutdown Over

The government shutdown that began when the House and Senate couldn’t agree on federal spending for fiscal year 2014 has ended. But the debate will reignite early next year.

Learn the details of the bill that ended the shutdown, how much it spends, and why the debate will be back in a post entitled “Shutdown Over!

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Congress has concluded the government funding fight for the time being. The Senate does not meet this week, and the House has a modest schedule.

On the short list of bills the House will consider is H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. The bill would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the country’s ports and waterways and to work on flood prevention projects.

There is no cost estimate for H.R. 3080 yet.

H.R. 3080
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

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The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013
66% For, 34% Against

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

New Items

P.L. 113-46
The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014
Costs $11,228.30 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 113-44
The Department of Defense Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Costs $1.35 per family

P.L. 113-45
To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 113-46
The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014
Costs $11,228.30 per family

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