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WashingtonWatch.com Digest – July 5, 2016

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On the Blog: Bill Numbers

Members of Congress and their staffs regularly fail to share some essential information when they communicate about their work.

That’s why this week’s post is entitled: “Tweet the Bill Number!

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 the operations of the Department of the Treasury, the District of Columbia, the Judiciary, and the Executive Office of the President, as well as several independent agencies.

Passage of H.R. 5485 would cost about $400 per U.S. family.

H.R. 5485
The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
Costs $404.93 per family

What People Think

Click here to vote on The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017. Click here to vote on The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017.

The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
23% For, 77% Against

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

New Items

H.R. 4202
The Fort Ontario Study Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5003
The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016
Costs $259.59 per family

S. 2846
The Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3590
The Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
Saves $246.72 per family

H.R. 3080
The Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act
Costs $0.74 per family

H.R. 210
The Student Worker Exemption Act of 2015
Saves $0.02 per family

H.R. 5332
The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016
Costs $0.13 per family

S. 2206
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Act
Costs $6.15 per family

H.R. 5208
The North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3734
The Mining Schools Enhancement Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5385
The Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Correction Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5390
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3798
The Due Process Restoration Act of 2015
Saves $4.79 per family

S. 2975
The Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3974
The Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2015
Costs $0.30 per family

S. 2850
The Microloan Program Modernization Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5484
The State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act
Costs $0.03 per family

H.R. 3844
The Energy and Minerals Reclamation Foundation Establishment Act of 2015
Costs $0.06 per family

S. 2421
A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and for other purposes
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5244
The Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 3250
The DXM Abuse Prevention Act of 2015
Costs $1.90 per family

S. 2976
The DHS Accountability Act of 2016
Costs $0.29 per family

S. 2325
The Digital Coast Act of 2015
Costs $0.13 per family

S. 2849
The GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 4582
The Save Our Salmon Act
Costs $0.00 per family

H.R. 5389
The Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016
Costs $0.00 per family

S. 1077
The Advancing Breakthrough Devices for Patients Act of 2015
Costs $1.43 per family

S. 2964
The GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016
Costs $0.01 per family

H.R. 4002
The Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015
Costs $0.06 per family

S. 421
The Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015
Costs $0.08 per family

H.R. 5391
The Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act
Costs $0.00 per family


Updated Items

S. 2848
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Costs $80.47 per family

S. 1635
The Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016
Costs $0.31 per family

H.R. 2577
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Costs $8.78 per family


Passed Items

none

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