Government Watch

House Versus Senate – By The Numbers

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By the time you read this, the graphic above may need to be updated.

That’s because the House continues to address the priorities of the American people. Below are four bills the House passed this week and what they mean for you:

1. H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015. This is the 7th spending bill the House has passed, compared to the Senate’s 0. This bill provides funding for several federal agencies and prioritizes programs that help small businesses while reducing funding and restricting power for poor-performing agencies, like the IRS.

2. H.R. 5021 – Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. This bill prevents important transportation projects from losing their funding. This also protects the thousands of jobs that rely on transportation projects throughout the country.

3. H.R. 4719 – America Gives More Act of 2014. This bill combines five separate bills into one, and makes permanent many tax provisions that encourage charitable giving. People often understand the needs of their neighbors far better than a large government program does – so this bill will get resources, like food and donations, to those in need faster and more efficiently.

4. H.R. 3086 – Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. This bill protects Americans from an unnecessary internet tax – making it easier for people to access the world wide web, whether it be for school, work, communication, or personal advancement.

This week, House Republicans continued to pass bills that will put Americans back to work and grow a healthy economy. Meanwhile, as our bills stack up, they are collecting dust in the Senate. Americans are growing tired of a “Do-Nothing Senate” – and understandably so. For the sake of Americans around the country,  Harry Reid needs to start listening, start dusting off our bills, and start doing work in the Senate.


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