WashingtonWatch.com Digest – November 19, 2012
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On the Blog: The Petraeus Scandal
The Petraeus scandal opened a window onto a different story: the profound ability that government agents have to access email and other very revealing records.
Read about it, and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman’s plans to shore up email privacy, in a post entitled: “Sex, Lies, Videotape, and Email.”
Congress will not meet this week, given the Thanksgiving holiday. The House and Senate return to work the week of November 26th.
Last week, the House passed H.R. 6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012.
The bill would grant normal trade relations status to Moldova and the Russian Federation, which would grant them trade advantages with the United States, such as low tariffs.
Final passage of H.R. 6156 would cost about one penny per U.S. family.
The Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012
Costs $0.01 per family
What People Think
Displayed below are new, updated, and passed items with their cost or savings per family.
The Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Grand Coulee Dam Equitable Compensation Settlement Act
Costs $0.02 per family
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011
Costs $0.51 per family
The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012
Costs $0.07 per family