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Getting Back to Business … as Usual? Legislative Spending in the 113th Congress

In the first half of 2013, NTUF found that the House would increase spending and the Senate would decrease expenditures.

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    Data Snapshot

    Members of the House authored 361 spending increase bills and 73 cut bills. If enacted, the total 438 non-overlapping measures would increase federal spending by approximately $1.2 trillion each year. Such a growth in spending would be a 42% rise compared to current spending. For every $1 in spending cuts introduced, the House would increase spending by $4.22.

    In the other direction, Senators drafted 191 increase measures and 34 cut savings bills. If all 225 non-overlapping measures are enacted, the budget would decrease by a net $46.8 billion annually -- a 1.3% cut to current spending. For every $1 proposed in cuts, the Senate would increase spending by $0.84.

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    Check out the infographics of the 113th Congress by NTU Foundation:

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