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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – February 10, 2014

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On the Blog: A Spending Do-Over!

The Senate will spend time this week debating a bill to undo spending cuts that it recently passed.

Read about it in a post entitled: “Spending Deal Do-Overs!

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This week, the Senate will debate a bill to reverse spending cuts that were part of a recently passed bill: P.L. 113-67, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

The bill to restore spending on military pensions is S. 1963, and it would repeal a section of the recently passed spending/budget bill.

There is no official cost estimate for S. 1963, but news reports indicate that it would increase spending by about $6 billion, which is about $59 per U.S. family.

The House will debate H.R. 3193, the Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013. An amendment is expected to change the name to the “Consumer Financial Freedom and Washington Accountability Act.”

The amended bill is intended to restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is an agency Congress created after the financial crisis.

Passage of H.R. 3193 would save about $43 per U.S. family.

S. 1963
A bill to repeal section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

H.R. 3193
The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
Saves $42.98 per family

What People Think

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S. 1963
33% For, 67% Against

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The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
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. 3193
The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
Saves $42.98 per family

H.R. 2446
The Responsible Consumer Financial Protection Regulations Act of 2013
Costs $0.57 per family

H.R. 2571
The Consumer Right to Financial Privacy Act of 2013
Costs $0.10 per family

H.R. 3183
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to provide consumers with a free annual disclosure of information the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection maintains on them, and for other purposes
Costs $0.15 per family

H.R. 3492
The River Paddling Protection Act
Costs $0.04 per family

S. 1681
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Costs $5.60 per family

S. 1982
A bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes
Costs $133.49 per family

H.R. 3964
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act
Saves $2.10 per family

H.R. 3590
The SHARE Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 3193
The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
Saves $42.98 per family

S. 1845
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Costs $52.61 per family

H.R. 2954
The Public Access and Lands Improvement Act
Costs $0.18 per family


Passed Items

none

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