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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – December 23, 2013

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On the Blog: Spending to be Debated in January

Most of what you read makes it seem like the spending decisions for fiscal year 2014 have all been made. They haven’t. They’re going to be made in January.

Read about it in a post entitled: “The FY 2014 Spending Debate is NOT OVER.”

Featured Items

The House and Senate have adjourned for the year.

When they return, along with spending for 2014, they may debate whether unemployment benefits should be extended.

S. 1845, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, is likely to see debate in the Senate. The bill would provide three more months of jobless benefits, allowing Congress to consider what to do for the remainder of 2014.

There is no cost estimate for S. 1845 yet.

A similar bill in the House is H.R. 3546, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013.

H.R. 3546 would extend unemployment benefits for a year.

According to the latest estimate, H.R. 3546 would cost about $240 per U.S. family.

S. 1845
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act

H.R. 3546
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013
Costs $243.12 per family

What People Think

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The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
33% For, 67% Against

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The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013
46% For, 54% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 1425
The Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1491
To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 2431
The National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $0.52 per family

S. 1683
A bill to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients, and for other purposes
Costs $0.34 per family

H.R. 724
To amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 915
To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3286
The Protecting States, Opening National Parks Act
Costs $0.02 per family

S. 1581
The Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Act of 2013
Saves $0.18 per family

H.R. 1772
The Legal Workforce Act
Saves $347.43 per family


Updated Items

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

H.R. 862
To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 876
The Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act
Costs $0.00 per family


Passed Items

none

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