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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 17, 2014

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On the Blog: Russian Power in Ukraine and Europe

With conflict between Russia and Ukraine continuing to grow, a bill to shift the power balance was recently introduced in Congress. And that means “power” in a couple of different senses.

Read about it in a post entitled: “Gas for Europe, Indigestion for Russia.”

Featured Item

The House and Senate do not meet this week.

Last week, Senate negotiators agreed on a bill to renew federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, including retroactive payments to those whose benefits expired in late December. Customs fees and collecting more money from corporate pensions would offset the new spending.

Passage of S. 2148 would cost about $160 and raise the national debt by a little under $15 per U.S. family.

S. 2148
A bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes
Costs $160.48 per family

What People Think

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S. 2148
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Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.

New Items

S. 2124
The Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014
Saves $2.54 per family

S. 2148
A bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes
Costs $160.48 per family

H.R. 2131
The SKILLS Visa Act
Costs $2,314.84 per family

H.R. 2548
The Electrify Africa Act of 2013
Saves $0.77 per family

H.R. 4138
The ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3973
The Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 4015
The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
Saves $440.90 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 113-87
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act
Costs $0.00 per family

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