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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 27, 2016

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On the Blog: Spending Talk

Your congressional representatives are home this week anticipating the July 4th holiday. You could talk with them about motherhood and apple pie, or you could talk with them about something else.

Read about it in a post entitled: “The July 4th Holiday: A Time to Talk about Fiscal Year 2017 Spending.”

Featured Item

Last week, the House passed the conference report on H.R. 2577, The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.

The version passed, proposed by a House-Senate conference committee, contains the text of three other bills: H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016, and H.R. 897, the Zika Vector Control Act, which was formerly a regulatory reform bill.

The cost of H.R. 4974 is about $1,660 per U.S. family.

H.R. 2577
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Costs $1,109.95 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. Click here to vote on The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
26% For, 74% Against

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

New Items

S. 2795
The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act
Costs $0.39 per family

H.R. 5447
The Small Business Health Care Relief Act
Costs $4.59 per family

H.R. 5456
The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016
Costs $22.49 per family

H.R. 5525
The End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016
Saves $169.14 per family

H.R. 5445
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the rules with respect to health savings accounts
Saves $155.28 per family

H.R. 5452
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts
Saves $1.30 per family

S. 2848
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Costs $81.05 per family


Updated Items

H.R. 1270
The Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015
Saves $299.04 per family


Passed Items

P.L. 114-178
The Indian Trust Asset Reform Act
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 114-179
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in The Dalles, Oregon, as the “Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Veterans’ Clinic”

P.L. 114-180
The Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 114-181
To take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

P.L. 114-182
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
Costs $1.18 per family

P.L. 114-183
The PIPES Act
Costs $8.45 per family

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