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 02/02/2009 9:50pm

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

  • nancym 02/01/2009 8:40am

    Please, everyone go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/strongmiddleclass/ and post a message to the new “strong middle class” taskforce and VP Biden:

    It must fit in a 500-character limit, so feel free to copy and paste or modify my own post if you want:

    In addition to taxes on benefits, over 2 million long-term unemployed workers will be facing exhaustion of all extended benefits this April, when finding new jobs is still highly unlikely. No added weeks of benefits for this large group of citizens with few resources left has been provided by Congress. Less than 3% of the stimulus bill provides for any unemployment benefits at all! Unless something is done, this bill cannot carry in its subtitle “assistance to the unemployed” without dishonesty.

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    JunglePhantom 02/01/2009 1:43pm

    I don’t think there is a “middle class” anymore. We are becoming the “haves” and “have nots.” Look at California. That is where I think the whole country is headed. You have the millionaire movies stars living just miles away from homeless people.

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 5:30am

    Do you live in California? Yes, we have millionaires and homeless, and even more middle class people in-between, no more pronounced than alot of other states. You could say the same for Dallas, TX where the former president now resides.

    Let’s don’t blow things more out of proportion than need be. Times are tough, no doubt, but we need to keep things in perspective.

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    Anonymous 02/03/2009 1:34pm

    I live in California and I agree with the JunglePhantom poster.

  • Anonymous 02/01/2009 10:13am

    Please keep that bareback poster off this forum

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    Anonymous 02/01/2009 10:40am

    Why bring that up? I don’t see any of those sorts of posts? Why stir the pot? Please keep on topic.

  • marcminor 02/01/2009 12:26pm

    I just read so much hate and nonsensical thoughts in this forum. It makes me sad.

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    Jan_T 02/02/2009 1:43pm

    and that is why the number of registered Independents is on the rise. “They” keep fighting and we keep suffering. A people can only be conquered from within and y’all are doing a pretty good job of it. Stop the blame and educate yourselves. Make your voices heard by calling your government officials. Just be sure that you know what you’re talking about and not merely spouting party line.

  • Anonymous 02/01/2009 5:24pm

    I just read so much hate and nonsensical thoughts in this forum. It makes me sad.

    I agree, guess those from HR6867 bill forum are coming here with their soory posts. They have to get a life someday!

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    Anonymous 02/01/2009 7:18pm
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    At least bareback man is not here, or the porple troll

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    Anonymous 02/01/2009 7:18pm
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    At least bareback man is not here, or the porple troll

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 5:32am
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    Perhaps you need to get a life as well.

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    Anonymous 02/03/2009 5:12am
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    I don’t see anything helpful in your petty post? Get a life yourself and move on.

  • JimWebb 02/02/2009 2:31am

    Some type of stimulus package is inevitable. I do not like it, but I can stomach a constructive and positive bill. However, I have heard from our Senator from Texas that only THREE percent of this bill is for Infrastructure. Three percent of what will probably be 900 billion dollars after our elected officials get their “sign-on” bonuses and little pork projects is really an insult since this single word has been waved and trumpeted across the airwaves.

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 5:23am

    Both U.S. Senators from Texas are Republicans, figures they would say that. Next….?

  • Anonymous 02/02/2009 5:39am
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    Dont say the name bareback troll or purple troll. They are not welcome here

  • Godheval 02/02/2009 8:05am

    Does anyone know of a website that translates all this verbose legalese dribble into layman’s terms? I’ve only been able to skim this bill one patch at a time because my eyes glaze over after 3 minutes.

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    nancym 02/03/2009 12:55am

    Go here (best one I’ve found):

    http://www.readthestimulus.org/index.php?doc=hr1_text_0123&page=336

  • Anonymous 02/02/2009 8:13am
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    Please come back Mr Bareback- you were a light in a tunnel and had many good ideas to share with us to generate additiional money making ideas/

  • ZebVance 02/02/2009 8:19am

    This morning, I read through Title I – "General Provisions” of the House bill, "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (f:\VHLC\012309\012309.236.xml, January 23, 2009 (10:48 p.m.)). No where in those thirty or so pages do I find how or even if the results of all this spending are going to be measured. After over 45 years in industry I have learned that people cannot be held accountable for meeting goals without a meaningful system for measuring results on a timely basis so that adjustments can be made on-the-fly to hit or exceed the goals. I don’t see anything like that in this bill. I would like to know at least an estimate for each individual project, of how many jobs will be created or saved and an estimate of the impact on the economy before the money is doled out and I would like to see results reported.

    To effect the requirement for estimating what the result will be I suggest an item be added, the (?) paragraph below, to the bill.

    Subtitle B—Accountability in Recovery Act Spending
    PART 1—TRANSPARENCY AND OVERSIGHT REQUIREMENTS
    SEC. 1201. TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS
    (b) REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.—
    (1) INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FUNDING
    (B) The notification required by subparagraph (A) shall include the following:
    (?) An estimate of the payback in terms of jobs created or saved and the impact on the economy in monetary terms not including the effect of job creation.

    In addition I suggest that a report of actual results for each project be posted monthly on the website Recovery.gov

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    nancym 02/04/2009 12:48am

    Good idea. But this bill is actually over 700 pages now, and still changing. I do know that one amendment (from a new rep in New Mexico I think it was) for a website to be established, but I caught only the end of the newscast. I believe the purpose was more toward having a source to find jobs posted for all these new projects. I don’t think it was geared for accountability. Obama has always wanted a website for government projects for accountability, to be able to see just where our tax dollars are going, but it would be nice if it were included in this bill.

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    nancyb 02/05/2009 6:42am

    Absolutely right!

  • Anonymous 02/02/2009 10:59am

    You never read or hear anything specific in hr1 or the senate proposal as it relates to exhaustion of tier 2 u/c benefits .You hear and read about the expansion and extension of u/c and the senate version wants to add 2 more years to the TAA program for jobs lost overseas .As usual these bills have not been thought out , if that`s the case about 2 million unemployed will be thrown under the bus .Contact your reps and hopefully one of them will have the testicular fortitude to bring this important issue to the forefront .The vast majority of these 2 million are in the tier 2 group anyway because their state is already in deep crap and no jobs .

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    Anonymous 02/02/2009 9:38pm

    yup, 300,000 Americans lost their benefits in the last 3 weeks, 1.7 million more will run out in the next 10 to 12 weeks, Their was an amendment to extend unemployment benefits to mid 2010 but it was voted down by democrats.

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    Anonymous 02/03/2009 2:26am
    Congress always seems to wait until benefits are gone ..before they even start up another session to extend UI..which has long-term UI wating 3 months to receive them..and with the 3 months waiting period, there is no way for people to pay their bills for rent and utlities..which in turn causes more people to become homeless..

    With Obama and Economist saying "It will get worse, before it gets better, a Extension of Benefits should have been in this Bill

  • Anonymous 02/02/2009 11:06am

    All this B.S. Government wants to do is SPEND tax payers money, I wish we could spend some of their millions of dollars, and live high on the hog like they do?

    All this B.S. bill has done, is to make made me hungry, I think I will get me a pulled pork sandwich?

    OINK, OINK to all you BIG democrat spenders…………….

  • Anonymous 02/03/2009 2:11am

    Banks say they are caught in a frustrating Catch-22: How can they make more loans when creditworthy borrowers are scarce, their balance sheets are saddled with bad debt and regulators are hounding them to horde cash?

    Interesting Article
    Banks blame government for lack of lending
    www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28985294/

  • Anonymous 02/03/2009 3:16am

    www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/02/stimulus/index.html?
    GOP senators draft stimulus alternativeStory Highlights

    The proposal includes $430 billion in tax cuts, $114 billion for infrastructure projects, $138 billion for extending unemployment insurance, food stamps and other provisions to help those in need and $31 billion to address the housing crisis.

    Lets hope this Bill gets passed

  • Anonymous 02/03/2009 3:38am

    Here’s a list of all the waste in the bill. The government wants to spend a lot on itself.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/02/gop.stimulus.worries/index.html


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