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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 20, 2016

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On the Blog: A Lot of Yes to Transparency

We like a newly introduced bill in Congress so much that we wrote a blog post about it entitled: “YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.”

Featured Item

This week, the House will debate H.R. 5485, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017.

The bill spends money on Department of the Treasury, the District of Columbia, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President, and various independent agencies.

Passage of H.R. 5485 would cost a little over $400 per U.S. family.

H.R. 5485
The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $404.36 per family

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

New Items

H.R. 5445
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the rules with respect to health savings accounts
Saves $153.19 per family

S. 3067
The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $408.26 per family

S. 3068
The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $301.45 per family

H.R. 5485
The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $404.36 per family

H.R. 4511
The Gold Star Families Voices Act
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 2970
A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to expand law enforcement availability pay to employees of the Air and Marine Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Saves $0.08 per family

H.R. 4768
The Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 2348
The Rapid DNA Act of 2015
Costs $0.07 per family

S. 2816
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2016
Costs $4.01 per family

H.R. 4733
To permit the United States Capitol Police to accept certain property from other Federal agencies and to dispose of certain property in its possession
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1817
The Smarter Regs Act of 2015
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1479
The Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2015
Costs $4.24 per family

H.R. 5199
The Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2016
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 5312
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Modernization Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 921
The Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2015
Costs $0.20 per family

H.R. 4979
The Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016
Costs $0.01 per family

S. 3040
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $8,509.94 per family

H.R. 5393
The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $584.20 per family

H.R. 5394
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $1,079.60 per family

S. 3000
The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $5,041.20 per family

S. 3001
The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $436.74 per family


Updated Items

none


Passed Items

P.L. 114-166
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp Pendleton, California, as the “Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office”

P.L. 114-167
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 523 East Railroad Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the “Specialist Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Post Office”

P.L. 114-168
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1048 West Robinhood Drive in Stockton, California, as the “W. Ronald Coale Memorial Post Office Building”

P.L. 114-169
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5351 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero, Louisiana, as the “Lionel R. Collins, Sr. Post Office Building”

P.L. 114-170
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, Arkansas, as the “Harold George Bennett Post Office”

P.L. 114-171
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the “Daryle Holloway Post Office Building”

P.L. 114-172
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake, Georgia, as the “Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office”

P.L. 114-173
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the “Melvoid J. Benson Post Office Building”

P.L. 114-174
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Town Run Lane in Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the “Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office”

P.L. 114-175
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1265 Hurffville Road in Deptford Township, New Jersey, as the “First Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II Post Office Building”

P.L. 114-176
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office

P.L. 114-177
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the “Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building”

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