Springing forth from the successful BillTally Quarterly Report in Issue 14 of The Taxpayer’s Tab last week, NTU Foundation brings you brand new cost estimates in the traditional weekly format -- that's four bills introduced in the 111th Congress that would increase or decrease federal spending.
The most expensive bill of the week is a collaborative effort between pro-choice and pro-life caucuses in the House, to prevent unintended pregnancies and attempt to reduce the need for abortions. If enacted, the $3.9 billion first year cost would go towards state grants and programs supporting education and women’s health.
This week’s Taxpayer’s Tab details the following bills:
- HR 3312, Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion, and Supporting Parents Act
- S 3452, Valles Caldera National Preserve management Act
- HR 775/S 535, Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act
- HR 6061/S 3681, Presidential Funding Act
To supplement the large number of Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act cosponsors, the following is a breakdown by party and chamber.
- House – 352 Congressmen in Support
- 222 Democrats (87 percent of all Democrat Representatives)
- 130 Republicans (73 percent of all Republican Representatives)
- Senate – 60 Senators in Support
- 40 Democrats (68 percent of all Senate Democrats)
- 17 Republicans (41 percent of GOP Senators)
- 2 Independents (100 percent of Independent Senators)*
* Senators Lieberman and Sanders caucus with the Senate Democrats.