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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – May 6, 2013

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On the Blog: The Next Act in the Budget Battle

This week, the House of Representatives will debate a bill that aims to strengthen Republicans’ hands in spending debates this summer.

Read what it is and what they aim to do in a post entitled: “The Next Act in the Budget Battle.”

Featured Item

This week, the Senate will continue debate on S. 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Introduced by Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY), the bill would permit states to tax sales of goods over the Internet. We discussed it in a blog post entitled: “What is the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act?‘”

S. 743 would have negligible costs to the federal government.

S. 743
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. Click here to vote on The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
7% For, 93% Against

Vote on this Bill

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

New Items

H.R. 85
To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 885
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 573
To amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 1580
To affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3
The Northern Route Approval Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 251
The South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 739
The Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013
Costs $0.04 per family

Updated Items


Passed Items

P.L. 113-8
The District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 113-9
The Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

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