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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – November 25, 2013

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On the Blog: A Deal With Iran

This past weekend, the United States struck a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program. And the Senate exercised the “nuclear option.”

Read about it in a post entitled: “A Nuclear Deal with Iran.”

Featured Item

The House and Senate are both off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

When the Senate returns the second week of December, it plans to debate S. 1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

The NDAA authorizes spending on the military activities of the Department of Defense, on military construction, and on defense activities of the Department of Energy for the 2014 fiscal year, which began in October. It also prescribes military personnel levels.

According to the most recent estimate, S. 1197 spends about $5,600 per U.S. family.

S. 1197
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Costs $5,637.57 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. Click here to vote on The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
44% For, 56% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 1308
The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1169
The Limestone Hills Training Area Withdrawal Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1204
The Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2719
The Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 822
The Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $6.58 per family

S. 920
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1360
The Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2013
Saves $0.00 per family

H.R. 3300
The FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $26.66 per family

S. 1302
The Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act
Costs $1.24 per family

S. 1376
The FHA Solvency Act of 2013
Costs $4.20 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 2542
The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013
Costs $0.38 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 113-50
The Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 113-51
The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act
Costs $0.04 per family

P.L. 113-52
The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013
Costs $241.77 per family

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