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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – December 9, 2013

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On the Blog: The Last Week

Going into the last legislative week of the year, there’s lots that might get done and little that will. But should you call that “unproductive”?

Read about it in a post entitled: “‘Unproductive’—And Gonna Stay That Way!

Featured Items

This week, the Senate will 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.

The House may debate H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.

H.R. 2642 would provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, at a cost of about $1,500 per U.S. family, according to a recent estimate.

Failing agreement on H.R. 2642, the House may pass a short-term extension of agriculture spending programs.

S. 1197
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Costs $5,632.11 per family

H.R. 2642
The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Costs $1,506.21 per family

What People Think

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The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
25% For, 75% Against

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The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
11% For, 89% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 2798
To amend Public Law 106-206 to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to require annual permits and assess annual fees for commercial filming activities on Federal land for film crews of 5 persons or fewer
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1611
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Act of 2013
Costs $0.19 per family

H.R. 3521
The Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013
Costs $12.17 per family

S. 994
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013
Costs $2.56 per family

H.R. 2278
The SAFE Act
Costs $192.36 per family

H.R. 3008
To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2954
To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3546
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013
Costs $243.01 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 113-53
The Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 113-54
The Drug Quality and Security Act
Costs $0.68 per family

P.L. 113-55
The PREEMIE Reauthorization Act
Costs $0.36 per family

P.L. 113-56
The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013
Costs $0.63 per family

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