WashingtonWatch.com Digest – November 15, 2010
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On the Blog: Sen. Republicans—Yay or Nay on Earmarks?
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans will vote on whether to participate in earmarking during the next Congress. It’s a secret ballot, which puts a twist on things, and the issue has advocacy groups energized.
Read about it in a blog post entitled: “Earmarks—Will Senate Republicans Swear Them Off or Not?“
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Congress returns this week to a “lame duck” session. (Representatives who were voted out continue to serve until the new Congress starts in January.)
The House will debate H.R. 1722, the Telework Improvements Act of 2009. The bill would require federal agencies to determine which employees can do “telework,” working part time from places other than their regular place of employment.
Passage of H.R. 1722 would cost about $0.26 per U.S. family.
The Telework Improvements Act of 2009
Costs $0.26 per family
What People Think
Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.
The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2009
Costs $0.12 per family
The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009
Costs $12.60 per family
The Haiti Reforestation Act of 2009
Costs $4.42 per family
The Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act of 2009
Costs $0.69 per family
The FCC Commissioners’ Technical Resource Enhancement Act
Costs $0.13 per family
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