WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 13, 2011
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On the Blog: Weiner’s Hypocrisy
The story of Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has finally become one of substantive public policy. The New York congressman’s private behavior and his public policy positions are inconsistent. This summarizes in a word: “hypocrisy.”
Read about it in a post entitled: “Weiner’s Hypocrisy.”
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This week the House returns from a week away to debate spending bills for fiscal year 2012, which begins October 1st.
The House will continue debate on H.R. 2055, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. The bill funds military construction in the Department of Defense and also funds the Department of Veterans Affairs and related agencies.
Passage of H.R. 2055 would spend about $980 per U.S. family.
The House will also debate H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012.
The bill funds the Department of Agriculture (except for the Forest Service), the Farm Credit Administration, the Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Passage of H.R. 2112 would spend about $850 per U.S. family.
The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Costs $982.63 per family
The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Costs $848.49 per family
What People Think
Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.
The Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
Costs $3.23 per family
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Boundary Modification Act
Costs $0.02 per family
The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
Costs $0.00 per family
The Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
Costs $0.86 per family
The Sikes Act Amendments Act of 2011
Costs $0.03 per family
To improve certain administrative operations of the Library of Congress, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Saves $0.09 per family