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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 3, 2014

On the Blog: Obamacare Encore

House Republicans are once again going after Obamacare.

During the week ahead, there will be a House “Obamacare Encore.”

Featured Item

This week, the House will debate legislation to suspend Obamacare’s “individual mandate,” the tax penalty on people without health insurance who don’t buy it.

H.R. 4118 is called the “Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act,” or the “SIMPLE Fairness Act,” for short. Under the bill, the penalty for any taxpayer not having insurance before January 1, 2015 would be zero.

H.R. 4118 has no cost/savings estimate yet.

H.R. 4118
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to delay the implementation of the penalty for failure to comply with the individual health insurance mandate

What People Think

Click here to vote on H.R. 4118. Click here to vote on H.R. 4118.

H.R. 4118
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

S. 212
A bill to approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 741
The North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2013
Costs $1.82 per family

S. 969
A bill to amend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act to reauthorize the Act
Costs $0.30 per family

S. 1300
The Stewardship Contracting Reauthorization and Improvement Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1309
The Military Land Withdrawals Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1077
The Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act
Costs $0.08 per family

H.R. 2919
The Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act
Costs $0.11 per family

S. 1451
The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013
Costs $1.65 per family

H.R. 4015
The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
Costs $1,068.11 per family

S. 2000
The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
Costs $1,068.11 per family

S. 51
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $1.20 per family

S. 970
The Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2013
Costs $0.34 per family

S. 1086
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013
Costs $112.24 per family

H.R. 2575
The Save American Workers Act of 2013
Costs $227.38 per family

S. 1301
The Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013
Costs $0.41 per family

H.R. 3107
The Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3329
To enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 113-84
A joint resolution providing for the appointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institute

P.L. 113-85
A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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