H.R.1 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. view all titles (38)

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  • Popular: Economic stimulus bill as .
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act as introduced.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Official: Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act as introduced.
  • Short: Health Insurance Assistance for the Unemployed Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: HITECH Act as introduced.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act as passed house.
  • Short: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act as passed house.
  • Short: Health Insurance Assistance for the Unemployed Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: HITECH Act as passed house.
  • Short: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Cap Executive Officer Pay Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Employ American Workers Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Help Families Keep Their Homes Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: HITECH Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Jobs Accountability Act as passed senate.
  • Short: M-HITECH Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Medicare and Medicaid Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act as passed senate.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act as enacted.
  • Short: Employ American Workers Act as enacted.
  • Short: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act as enacted.
  • Short: HITECH Act as enacted.
  • Short: Jobs Accountability Act as enacted.
  • Short: TAA Health Coverage Improvement Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Popular: Economic stimulus bill.
  • Short: TAA Health Coverage Improvement Act of 2009 as passed senate.

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  • Anonymous 01/29/2009 2:24pm

    I am floored at all of you – you take the time to try to interpret this bill and complain. How many of you have contacted your congress person? I know that there is not a stimulus package that will help me personally as I was at the bottom of Bush’s barrel when he put out a stimulus and all it did was pay past due bills – this one will do the same for me. I don’t complain about Obama because in the last three months of Bush’s reign I heard Obama putting out more effort in choosing his cabinet then I heard Bush do in the last four years. FYI…if you don’t like it – fix it. I started an in-home daycare, I now have one employee and am looking to open a center in the next year to employ approximately 10 people. What have you done?

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    Anonymous 01/29/2009 3:20pm
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    That’s why we voted for a change. This is not it. I have contacted my representatives what else can ordinary citizens do? I’m glad you have been lucky in this economy.

    It’s been a recession since 12/07. This seems like a depression now and I feel will soon be called that. So please don’t act like this Bill is good or sufficient. I’m willing to give Obama a chance but I want results and I don’t care which party provides them.

    Let’s hope they get this right. Your daycare business will dry up real quick if they don’t get a handle on the job loss. This will effect us all. I think these comments are justified this bill does nothing unless you own a construction company or a work for a group like Acorn. Where is the Main St. help that was promised? This is NOT it or we are in BIG trouble.

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    nancym 01/30/2009 12:22am

    I’ve contacted at least a dozen congressmen and congresswomen and the media in the last week. On top of that I just entered a contest for interpreting the bill. (No joke!)

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    nancyb 02/05/2009 6:31am

    The next time you contact your representative try asking him why he accepted a 2009 increase of $90,000 (or more for some) for his “office allowance?” I asked mine and he has not gotten back to me – surprise, surprise! I assume the senators received a similar amount (or more). Wouldn’t you think in these hard times they could have foregone this $90,000 increase? I guess not… By the way, $90,000 × 435 reps is a whopping $39,150,000!

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    Dave_A 01/30/2009 8:30pm

    Sorry to tell you this, but an in home day care is NOTHING like having a center, hiring people, and dealing with the Federal Government! At this point, you have no costs, no overhead, nor any employees who require benifits. After that, there will be insurances, which are required. What about protecting yourself against law suit happy customers, playground equip, and so many other thing not even thought about yet. You need finance backing, or a large researve. Good Luck! (A business man for over 22 years)

  • Anonymous 01/29/2009 5:21pm
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    I’m outraged by the amount of pork barrel spending. This is another example of Democrats creating big government. What is with these tax cuts, how do the plan to fund the bill, when Congress is cutting taxes. As if taxes are very high. Taxes are the only way our government can function appropriately. Without them, there would be no United States.

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    Anonymous 02/01/2009 8:42pm

    So, you are outraged, what’s the solution?

  • Anonymous 01/29/2009 5:41pm
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    Can Congress’ approval go to 0%? They might find out after this pork disguised as stimulus that will only gets us deeper into the same hole.People will be very angry in 3-6 months with no results and this horrible legislation.

  • Dave_A 01/30/2009 8:49pm

    There are many good ideas here, but one thing I fail to see is some very common sense. People, think of how workers can find jobs, and make a good living.

    Most of you don’t realize if taxes go down, revenue will go up. I mean REAL TAX CUTS. In my opinion, two things need to happen. 1. Remove the corporate tax! This country would be a haven to every manufacture! Every one who wants to work can. Why do I say this, because those taxes are paid by you and I, the consumer. Manufacturers would be fighting to purchase, and build new facilities. Instead of illegal’s, this country would beg for workers because the employment rate would be nonexistent! Look at the Netherlands! They had the highest tax rate on corporations, and were going bankrupt. They lowered the rate to 10%, and now are extremely prosperous. 2. If the FAIRTAX were passed, “WE THE PEOPLE” would control what our Government spends because it would be transparent! You would know exactly what your taxes are every time you made a purchase.

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    Anonymous 01/30/2009 9:18pm

    The problem is we have given out nothing but tax cuts and perks for the last 8 years and our businesses exported our jobs. I am tired of hearing about tax cuts. Read about Exxon’s record breaking year? Where were their previous tax cuts re-invested? These people horde and mismanage money and then say give me more to victimize with you again with. And corporations pay hardly any tax now. No these are failed ideas for the simple fact you can never trust business to do the right thing you have to force them. Teddy Roosevelt is the only Republican who understood this and is why he is on Mt. Rushmore.

    Supply side economics failed in Sept 2008 when we nationalized the banks. Bush Sr. had it right when he called it voodoo economics. And there is nothing fair about the fair tax except we the public picks up all taxes as the corporations skate by paying us slave wages and jacking up the prices on their goods. No Dave the time for change has come whether you see it or not.

    And you will never sell the public on paying 10,000 in taxes for example on a car purchase. These ideas are over and buried in the past. I would give this Bill a chance. It’s more than Bush did except defraud the public out of almost a trillion dollars. Or did you not hear about the AIG parties and Citibank planned jet purchases and 18 billion in bonuses? Can’t you see when you been had and that Wall St. says to let everyone fail but them? Time to re-think some of those ideas and ask who is actually selling you on these ideas because they are not your friends. They just want your money.

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    Anonymous 01/30/2009 9:38pm
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    Stop watching so much Huckabee. And here’s a tip. Huckabee ran on this already and LOST the nomination. If you are a Democrat then why embrace these Republican economic policies that helped lead us into the second depression in this nations history? Both times Republican President’s that caused them. Coincidence? Think about it.

  • yzERp 01/31/2009 8:20am
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    The government takes $1.2 trillion of our income per year out of our income.

    Imagine if government spending was slashed and the income tax was simply abolished. That would mean $1.2 trillion back in the hands of its rightful owners. Now imagine what people would do with that money — naturally, they’d spend it on what they wanted, not what the government wanted.

    What better stimulus than that?

  • DakotaNorth 01/31/2009 9:40am

    Its almost unbearable to hear all of the Republicans shouting for accountability and claiming they want to spend money wisely, these are the same guys who handed over 350 Billion dollars to the banks with no restrictions. Now they are concerned about spending money on real benefits like bridges roads and health care. It is not the amount of money they are so concerned about its who its going to. These guys still beleave that if we if we keep pumping money into the pockets of the rich their own self interest will spur economic growth for the rest of us. After 30 years of this theory it is clear this does not work. The self interest of the large corporate interests and their investors have driven wages down and jobs away from the country because it created profits for these concerns. This is economics 101 and basic human nature. If nothing this trickle down experiment has shown us that the profit motive alone is not enough to create a strong economy. But we should have know that, greed never was virtue.

  • Anonymous 01/31/2009 12:20pm
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    All the republicans want is tax cuts, the middle class and poor don’t need tax cuts only the rich need them to get richer.Republicans voted zero for the stimulus bill HR1 while most republican governors want the bill to pass as it is now, just goes to show that those Republicans in congress aren’t looking out for all only the rich.

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    Anonymous 01/31/2009 6:07pm

    republicans anted to extend unemployment benefits in the stimulus the dems voted it down, the repulican whanted to make it so the people getting unemployment who didn’t finnish school coulld get a GED guess who voted it down? The Republicans also triad to lower the tax rate on income under of $33,951 by 5% the dems also voted that down. Why would the democrats block an extension of unemployment?

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    Anonymous 01/31/2009 6:08pm

    The republicans also wanted to eliminate income tax on unemployment benefits for 2008 and 2009, the democrats voted it down.

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    Anonymous 01/31/2009 9:39pm
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    All the Republican eliminated was our economy in 8 short years.

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    Anonymous 02/01/2009 10:37am
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    True that!

  • Anonymous 01/31/2009 12:26pm
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    Republicans are a dying breed the people are sick of their ways, thats why they just got their butts kicked in November!

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    Anonymous 01/31/2009 5:21pm

    Spot on!

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    Anonymous 01/31/2009 6:13pm

    The Republicans “got their butts kicked in November!” because republicans didn’t vote, the rank and file republicans did not vote because they were mad that the republican party chose a democrat to run for president.

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    Anonymous 01/31/2009 9:42pm
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    Sure……Keep telling yourself that and make sure to line up behind Rush a freakin talk show host who is the leader now. Thats so pathetic it’s funny. It’s all down here for the GOP now.

  • Anonymous 01/31/2009 9:43pm
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    I can see Russia from my house.

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    Jan_T 02/02/2009 1:33pm

    and Mr. Anonymous, who said that?

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 9:44pm

    “I can see Russia from my house” was said by a very liberal democrat, it cracks me up how many stupid people think it came from the lips of a republican.

  • Anonymous 02/01/2009 6:06am
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    I hate Republicans! The reason they all voted no they did not have time to see how it was going to affect them personally. For the last 8 years they have been helping each other carry their walletts and checkbooks around Washington. Transparency, bottom-up! Look at em, they look like a mule starring at a new gate for answeres requiring intelligent thought. Obama has done more in 1 week to help and put the other 95% of Americans first. What do you call a Republican in a tree with a bunch of Bush Cabinet members? Branch Managers. Look at the corruption, greed, deceit, boy your ass smells good today boss! We should use them all for terrorist bait or force them to live in the basement of an outhouse until the economy returns to normal.

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    Anonymous 02/01/2009 8:43am
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    I agree! Them GOP idiots can wallow in their own mess and deal with the stench from their own greedy excrement. Too many people have suffered innocently and it’s time Americans take this country back!

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 9:48pm

    What in the stimulus is going to help you?

    Name anything in the stimulus that will help. you with exception of the up to $9.60 a week tax cut for for working people for one year.

  • Anonymous 02/01/2009 6:28am

    republicans anted to extend unemployment benefits in the stimulus the dems voted it down, the repulican whanted to make it so the people getting unemployment who didn’t finnish school coulld get a GED guess who voted it down? The Republicans also triad to lower the tax rate on income under of $33,951 by 5% the dems also voted that down. Why would the democrats block an extension of unemployment?

    Guess you didn’t read the Republican version of HR1, suggest you read it before you post!

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 9:50pm

    Those were all amendments proposed by republicans that the dems voted down.


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