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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – August 25, 2014

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On the Blog: Top Ten!

There’s something for everyone in our “top ten” list of most-visited bills last week, from veterans benefits, to nursing, to Interior Department spending, and much more.

Read about it in a bill aptly titled: “Last Week’s Top Ten.”

Featured Item

Congress continues its summer recess this week. Work resumes in Washington, D.C., the second week of September.

The most costly bill among our list of most visited bills last week is H.R. 5171, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015.

The bill would spend money on the operation of the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and similar agencies.

Passage of H.R. 5171 would spend about $300 per U.S. family.

H.R. 5171
The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Costs $309.50 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015. Click here to vote on The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015.

The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
33% For, 67% Against

Vote on this Bill


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

New Items

S. 2665
The Emergency Information Improvement Act of 2014
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5205
The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act
Costs $0.02 per family

H.R. 4804
The Bureau Examination Fairness Act
Costs $1.38 per family

H.R. 3109
To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaskan Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes
Saves $0.00 per family

H.R. 3389
The CFPB Slush Fund Elimination Act of 2013
Costs $0.07 per family

H.R. 4867
The Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3670
The Anti-Spoofing Act of 2013
Costs $0.00 per family

H. J. Res. 120
Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 4383
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Small Business Advisory Board Act
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 4811
The Bureau Guidance Transparency Act
Costs $0.39 per family

S. 1948
The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act
Costs $0.16 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

none

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