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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – July 28, 2014

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On the Blog: The Border Bill that Matters

Dozens of bills have been introduced about the crisis at the United States’ southern border, which is seeing the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied children. The bill that matters is S. 2648.

Read about it in a post entitled: “The Border Crisis Bill that Matters.”

Featured Item

This week, the House will debate H.R. 4315, the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act.

The bill would require the Departments of Interior and Commerce to make publicly available on the Internet the data behind each regulation promulgated under the Endangered Species Act.

The cost of H.R. 4315 would be negligible.

H.R. 4315
The 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act
Costs $0.00 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act. Click here to vote on The 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act.

The 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act
55% For, 45% Against

Vote on this Bill


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

New Items

H.R. 1773
The AG Act
Costs $10.68 per family

S. 2019
The SECURE Water Amendments Act of 2014
Costs $0.98 per family

S. 2648
A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes
Costs $33.30 per family

H.R. 594
The Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2013
Costs $2.77 per family

H.R. 3806
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Agreement Act of 2013
Costs $0.04 per family

H.R. 669
The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 531
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2158
The Expedited Departure of Certain Snake Species Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 4250
The Sunscreen Innovation Act
Costs $0.24 per family

H.R. 5057
The EPS Service Parts Act of 2014
Costs $0.06 per family

H.R. 4290
The Wakefield Act of 2014
Costs $1.12 per family

H.R. 3572
To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in North Carolina
Costs $0.02 per family

H.R. 4049
The Ashland Breakwater Light Transfer Act
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1447
The New Mexico Native American Water Settlements Technical Corrections Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 4450
The Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014
Costs $10.25 per family

H.R. 1810
To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit in Florida
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 4347
The Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 4751
To make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 2283
The Human Trafficking Prioritization Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 4350
The Northern Cheyenne Lands Act
Saves $0.01 per family

H.R. 277
To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3846
The United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act
Costs $0.05 per family

S. 231
The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2013
Costs $0.05 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 5021
The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
Costs $43.55 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 113-128
The SKILLS Act
Costs $232.28 per family

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