This week’s Taxpayer’s Tab covers a variety of legislation introduced during the 111th Congress, ranging from improving America’s small town infrastructure to eliminating sex-based pay-discrimination.
The 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act -- this week’s Most Expensive Bill -- would reestablish the Depression-era program at a cost of $16 billion each year. The Corps is intended to employ people, especially out-of-work veterans and people who have exhausted their unemployment benefits, by improving America’s parks and forests.
Be sure to check out the WildCard -- a bill to get kids and families outdoors through community program grants. You might be interested how much it costs…
The bills highlighted in Issue 23 of The Taxpayer’s Tab include:
- HR 6456/HR4318, 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act
- HR 6246, Rural Energy Communities Development Act of 2010
- S 3772, Paycheck Fairness Act
- HR 6426, Moving Outdoors in Nature Act of 2010