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$14.5 Billion Bill Highlighted in The Taxpayer’s Tab

Dan Barrett
December 7, 2010

Tab Insert

Issue 22 brings taxpayers a newly scored bill, the Seniors Protection Act, which would require the federal government to pay federal benefits recipients $250 if a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) does not occur. The COLA is explained in further detail in the Tab. This year, a COLA was not implemented and so would cost taxpayers $14.5 billion. The bill would require this kind of mechanism to be in place in future payment increase considerations.

Bills covered in the latest Taxpayer’s Tab include:

  • H.R. 5987, Seniors Protection Act of 2010; H.R. 6294, Social Security Safety Dividend Act
  • H.R. 1875/S. 3893, a bill to establish the Emergency Trade Deficit Commission, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 6130, Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2010
  • H.R. 6383, Bed Bug Prevention and Mitigation Pilot Program Act

Wondering how to check on the unique BillTally research going on right now to highlight the spending agendas for EVERY member of Congress? NTUF maintains a searchable database of legislatures dating back to the 107th Congress in 2001. You can also check out the latest updates on legislatures, especially ones featured in the Tab, through our Twitter feed.


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Submitted by Myrt at: December 11, 2010
When will our legislators in DC get to what needs done--cutting spending. We all must feel the pinch sooner than later for it will only get harder. No more spending bills and that's that!