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 02/06/2009 12:13pm

    http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/110/isfssum.pdf

    this link makes a very easy read as to what unemployment section of the stimulus really contains. it contains NOTHING about giving another extension of benefits to those that are running out of benefits this April.

  • Patriots 02/06/2009 1:33pm

    Even with whatever jobs this bill will create at some point, it totally ignores the fact that starting in April well over ONE MILLION Americans will be left with no unemployment benefits, no way to pay for shelter or any other necessities of life, and that number will keep growing until this crisis is over. The only government benefits they will be eligible for is food stamps unless they are a single mother. Even families with young children will be left with nowhere to go but the streets. THAT IS PLAIN WRONG! These are people that payed taxes all their lives, and paid for the bailout, and the recovery bills. Now they are being forgotten about to survive with no help for them.

    They can not be expected to just go out and find some job, as some have said, when the last statistic from November (things have gotten far worse since then) said that there is only one job available in the entire country for every four looking for one, and you need to be qualified for that job. Most of the jobs that are still available are in health care. If you don’t have training in that you have even less of a chance of finding a job now. If our government does not wake up to these facts there will be a major crisis in this country with homeless people and families everywhere across America. It has already started.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning released data showing there were 3.8 job seekers for every job in November 2008, up from 3.4 per job in October and from 1.8 per job a year earlier. “It’s getting harder to find employment than to be accepted at some elite universities,” said EPI economist Heidi Shierholz. “Seeing nearly four unemployed workers for every opening is a sobering indicator of how difficult it is to find a job in today’s weak market. With so few job openings it is easy to understand why nearly a quarter of unemployed workers have been out of a job for over six months.” The numbers are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover series, or JOLTS.

  • Anonymous 02/06/2009 1:59pm

    While they rapped and robbed the markets and made millions of profits from us through corruption, greed, deceit we bailed them out with billions. They managed to stay in business, keep their jobs, and received billions in merit bonuses, or retention bonuses. While we struggle on unemployment below poverty due to the actions of what these crooks did is wrong. They should all be fired first (with Cause) now they would be denied unemployment insurance, prosecuted, and all their assets confiscated. I would like to see em all in a speedo, thongs and a brief case, everything else has been liquidated to pay for extending unemployment benefits. After they have been found guilty we should be able to use them for Bin Ladin and terrorist bait. They don’t deserve 3 hots and a cot not with my tax money! Worthless eaters…

  • Anonymous 02/06/2009 2:10pm

    Merit and retention bonuses they just bankrupted their company’s. Where do they think they would go. In the real world what are they still doing their, it isn’t because of any talent. SEC SEC SEC

  • Patriots 02/06/2009 2:41pm

    1.7 MILLION is the number that will run out of unemployment benefits in April. If you figure that in with the November stats of one job for every four looking for a job, that leaves 1 MILLION, 275 THOUSAND people with no hope come April.

    “The number of people that remained on the unemployment compensation rolls increased slightly to nearly 4.8 million, the Labor Department said, most since records began in 1967. The continuing claims data lags the number of new claims by one week.

    As a proportion of the work force, the number of people receiving unemployment benefits is at the highest level since August 1982. But that doesn’t include an additional 1.7 million people receiving unemployment insurance through an extension of benefits Congress approved last year, which brings the total to about 6.5 million."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090205/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/economy

  • Patriots 02/06/2009 4:17pm

    NUMBER OF HOMELESS FAMILIES CLIMBING DUE TO RECESSION: Recovery Package Should Include New Housing Vouchers and Other Measures to Prevent Homelessness
    by Barbara Sard

    Executive Summary

    New data indicate that the number of homeless families with children has climbed in recent months and continues to mount. Although the recovery package that Congress will consider in coming weeks is expected to include measures to restore several million jobs, an unusually large number of people are still likely to fall into severe poverty and to be at risk of homelessness, due to the depth of the recession. As a result, it is important that the package include funding for effective homelessness prevention strategies. Such measures could be included for a cost equal to just one-half of one percent of the cost of the overall package.

    Goldman Sachs projects that the unemployment rate will rise to 9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2009 and continue rising into 2010. If unemployment reaches 9 percent and the increase in poverty, relative to the increase in the unemployment rate, is within the range that occurred in the last three recessions, the number of poor Americans will rise by 7.5 – 10.3 million. Moreover, the number of people in “deep poverty” — with incomes below half of the poverty line — will rise by an estimated 4.5 – 6.3 million if unemployment reaches 9 percent. This would represent an increase of about 900,000 – 1.1 million families with children that fall into deep poverty and thus are at risk of housing instability and homelessness.1

    New figures suggest that hardship and homelessness are already growing:

    In July – November 2008, compared with the same period in 2007, the number of families entering New York City homeless shelters jumped by 40 percent.2 Massachusetts reports a 32 percent increase between November 2007 and November 2008 in the number of homeless families residing in state-supported emergency shelters.3 In Connecticut, family homeless shelters turned away 30 percent more families due to lack of bed space in September 2008 than in September 2007.4 Hennepin County, Minnesota (Minneapolis) reports a 20 percent increase between the first 10 months of 2008 and the comparable period in 2007 in the number of homeless families in emergency shelters.5

    http://www.cbpp.org/1-8-09hous.htm

  • Anonymous 02/06/2009 5:57pm

    maybe this is what they are giving the unemployed,

    A BILL

    To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘National Emergency Centers Establishment Act’.

    SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.

    (a) In General- In accordance with the requirements of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations.

    (b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure—

    (1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h645/text

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  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 2:01am

    www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29050187/
    Pared-down stimulus deal reached in Senate

    Much of the new spending would be for victims of the recession, in the form of unemployment compensation, health care and food stamps

    This does nothing for people who have ran out of (EUI Tier 1 )or people who will be with out (EUI Tier 2) in 9 weeks

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 2:52am

    The Stimilus Package should be available to everyone to see.. just how much spending is going to each State to create jobs ..and a list of what those jobs are ..and people who are UI should be 1st to get those jobs

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  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 4:16am

    Last in first, first out… Thats how you control experation dates and reorder points in properly managed overhead and budgets!!!! Then they would fully understand the feeling and strugle of being the long-term unemployed.

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 4:53am

    Any 1 here believe this Stimius Package is going to help the Americans get back to work? Only 10% is being spent to create jobs.

    I believe we are still going to see high level of unemployment the rest of this year .
    In the meantime Congress are going to be asking the taxpapers for 500 Billion more for the banks After Feb, 16 2009

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 5:16am

    I really hope Obama is not just a fairytale…..please nail him down on extending longterm unemployement benefits…..we don’t need psychology but substance…..and turning the tide with his stimulus plan is like trying to turn full steaming ship with a backyard pool…..let’s be realistic.

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 5:18am

    Every where you read ..It’s false reporting .. Congress will not be extending weeks ..No wonder we are not getting any help after April…

    Typically, unemployment benefits run out after 26 weeks for those who are eligible. A total of 1.72 million people were collecting benefits under a federal program that extends unemployment benefits for an extra 13 weeks. The stimulus bill winding through Congress would extend that program further.

    www.marketwatch.com/news/story/record-numbers-standing-unemployment-lines/story.aspx
    Record number standing in unemployment lines
    Initial jobless claims rise 3,000 to 588,000; continuing claims hit 4.78 million

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    Anonymous 02/07/2009 5:45am

    don’t you get it, we are talking about short periods of time here…and the tide is still going out……for those of us that were unemployed in 2008 benefits will run out when things are at there worst…GET IT…we don’t need some pacifying joke of 13 weeks of extended benefits but something based upon the depravity of the economy…the scale of unemployed people is huge….we need a tier 3 modification of legislation….an amendment to the law….call it whatever you want…just get these democrats who are supposed to be in touch with the masses……enlightened as to this point…GOOD GRIEF…HELLO

  • BCB 02/07/2009 6:51am

    For all the Nays…Bush/Cheney wrecked every facet of everything they touched for the past 8 years..apparetly just what the NAYs wanted and voted for. Not to mention, lieing us into a war which to date has cost us 4237 lives. Fortunately, the majority of Americans have a bit highter IQ and are choosing a different path: Let Obama lead us out of the Bush horrendous mess.There’s a great saying. Lead, follow, or get the heck out of the way. Arrested development Nays…get the heck out of the way.

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    Anonymous 02/08/2009 11:27am

    They had to present the war in the way that they did. Saddam needed to be removed from power due to his crimes against the innocent, and he WAS pursuing weapons of mass destruction. If Bush had asked the self-centered Americans if he could go to war for these reasons, they would have declined. Americans only care when they are in danger, and could care less if innocent lives are being taken in other countries.

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    Anonymous 02/09/2009 9:14am
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    It is NOT The United States role to be the cop of the world! Why didn’t the Iraqi people rise up and defeat Saddam if they wanted him gone? Why did we have to go in and rescue them, and now a majority of the Iraqi population hate us for occupying their country! Bush could have cared less how the American people and the rest of the world felt about the INVASION of Iraq. He wanted to prove he could one up Poppy Bush AND he and Cheney knew Iraq was a goldmine to line their pockets. There was not ONE altruistic notion in Bush’s war. Bush, Cheney and the rest of their cronies are war criminals, plain and simple and I hope to God they are prosecuted to the fullest extent.

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    Anonymous 02/10/2009 10:48am
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    You are by far the most ridiculous person on here! Let me guess… you thought that Sara Palin in all of her infinite wisdom would have been a good president if McCain died while in office!

    Bush didn’t give a f’ing rats *ss about “weapons of mass destruction” or the lives being taken in other countries for unjust causes. Give me a break. How many citizens of Iraq have died since the war started… well over a million I believe. That’s definitely how a humanitarian does things. (note the sarcasm) I can only imagine why we didn’t have a slew of countries willing to jump on board and help us fight the war.

    I do agree with you on one thing. Americans are definitely self centered. Something else American’s are very good at is trying to make something sound better than it is… like, oh, yeah… YOU!!!!

    Oh… and this isn’t an “I’m angry at you” post – it’s just a “You’re an idiot and need to wake up someday soon” post.

    People like you make life funny!

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    Anonymous 02/11/2009 6:33am

    “…if McCain died while in office…”

    Wow, yeah. That’s a good point. How is it that Dems can get away with agism, blatant agism, and then scream racism if anyone says boo about Obama? This is frustrating…

    As for the “unjust war” that everybody attributes only to the Bush’s, read up a bit here:
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31143

    The Clinton administration had it’s turn in Iraq, to say nothing of their involvement in Somalia for a regime change. They called it “nation building.”

    Besides which, Weapons of Mass Destruction? Maybe there were some, maybe there weren’t any. This point is and always has been MOOT anyway since Hussein violated our peace treaty repeatedly, both by expelling UN weapons inspectors and by actually firing at US aircraft. We shouldn’t have needed (and as far as I’m concerned did not need) any more reason than that to take this clown out. WMD’s were just a way to impassion the masses to rally to the cause and Bush played that card a bit carelessly. The media has not let up in lynching him about it since and the damage that the actual “reporting” has caused to this nation’s reputation is far beyond any damage done when Bush proceeded with the operation without UN “permission.” Permission, I might add, from officials who were on the take from the food-for-oil program in Iraq. If you’ve forgotten about that juicy little nugget, look into it here (for starters):
    http://www.defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11773222&Itemid=348

    Among the list of the takers in this corruption is the at-the-time Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan’s son. We also have French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua, former French ambassador to the United Nations Jean-Bernard Merimee, the Communist parties of Russia and Ukraine, the “director of the Russian president’s office,” the son of the Syrian defence minister, and an antiwar member of the British Parliament. Seems like we heard from some of these folks “speaking out” against the Iraqi operations. Seems like some of these people might have had other interests, no?

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 7:52am

    Lots of complaints and nitpicking but few solutions or compromises. What do you think about this potential compromise? Include the following into the final bill: Pro rate any stimulus sent to States, Organizations, Entities according to how each Senator, Representative votes on the final product. All no votes will reduce the amount of the total acturally spent, and thus the reduce the final debt to be repayed by taxes in the future, each Legislator will have been true to his/her own principles, constituents and thus accountable for his/her vote. As an example: Alaska has 1 Representative® and 2 Senators (1 R, 1D) At this point there are 2 no votes. It has been suggested that Alaska may be eligible for $1B of Stimulus money. At this point a reduction of any money given to the State or any Alaskan, by 2/3rds would control the Stimulus Package amount and according to the “no” voters would truly represent their constituents who would or should be happy at time of “payback”. This would also make each Legislator Accountable…a novel idea for sure.

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 1:36pm
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    Hey! NEO COMMS, that’s the new buzz word, cause you Facist pigs are really Commies out to destroy our Country. does the IMF and WB hook you all up with condons in Rome or something? cause if you succeed in destroying this country there will be no safe place for you to lay your head. You think some half twit out there won’t go ballistic…you know the twits out there that hold to their gun and bibles? Oh, wait, part of the plan is to outlaw the gun…and the bible, is that next. NEOCOMMS

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    Anonymous 02/07/2009 6:53pm

    Oh God, spare us from another self-righteous BIBLE THUMPER, with a gun!

  • Patriots 02/07/2009 2:20pm

    Who the hell do you think you are helping with posting things like this? Get your damn facts strait before you call people names here.

    What’s the difference between “conservative” and “neoconservative”? Who are the “neocons,” anyway? And were they, as some charge, an unduly influential cabal of intellectuals who talked President Bush into going to war in Iraq after 9/11 as part of their long-planned crusade to plant democracy in the Middle East?

    To seek enlightenment on things neoconservative, I rang up four of the biggest names in the punditry business and asked them the same questions. Rich Lowry is editor of National Review. Paul Weyrich is chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation. Paul Gigot is editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page. And George Will is the famous syndicated columnist:

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_196286.html

  • Anonymous 02/07/2009 2:51pm
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    Hi Patriot, have you seen the bareback dude? We were supposed to chat offline and I havent seen any of his ‘code’ writings in a few hours. Please help me hook up with him.

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    Patriots 02/07/2009 3:43pm

    Stop the BS games! Things are serious now.

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    Patriots 02/07/2009 4:15pm

    Bla bla bla.

  • col1968 02/07/2009 3:53pm

    There is nothing I can find in this bill which will “stimulate” the economy. Creating jobs funded by government subsidy is only making people dependant on Government handouts. Only the Industrial boom of WW2 pulled the Public Relier projects away from disaster. Without real, value producing jobs, providing STUFF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO BUY, there is no way government handouts will revitalize the economy. Subsidize industry and value producing jobs, not welfare (whatever name it goes by today).


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