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Last week taxpayers spent $81.7 million to keep Congress running. Have you gotten your money’s worth?
The House and Senate were in session last week. The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that the Congressional Budget Office said would reduce the budget deficit by about $197 billion a year.
The Senate continued work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, which the Congressional Budget Office said would reduce the federal budget deficit by $175 billion over 10 years. The chamber will continue work on the bill this week.
The Hill reports the Senate has proposed to increase spending on foreign aid by $10 million over what the House proposed.
The Senate passed its version of the farm bill. According to The Washington Post, the bill was 1,150 pages long and would cost taxpayers nearly $1 trillion over ten years. The House has not yet taken up its version of the farm bill.
This week, the Senate will debate the 2013 farm bill and the House will soon take up similar legislation. The farm bill encompasses farm commodity prices and income support programs, federal crop insurance and disaster assistance programs.
This week, the U.S. Senate is debating the 2013 farm bill. This complex piece of legislation contains billions in spending and will set much of U.S. agriculture policy for the next five years. The House is expected to take up similar legislation soon. Here are the top five things Americans need to know about the farm bill.
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Early Saturday morning, the Senate joined the House in adopting a budget resolution by a slim margin of 50-49.