Bills passed by Congress this year

Updated at: 08/03/2013 8:05 AM
By The Associated Press

Major bills passed by Congress so far this year:

_ Disaster aid totaling $50.5 billion for victims of last fall’s Superstorm Sandy.

_ Expanded Violence Against Women Act.

_ Omnibus spending legislation to keep the government going in routine operations.

_ Student loan legislation to tie interest rates to the marketplace.

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