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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donnyshaw 01/27/2009 12:39pm

Another resource from ProPublica – check out this excellent interactive visualization of everything in H.R. 1:

http://www.propublica.org/special/stimulus-bill-treemap

Very helpful for wrapping your head around this massive legislation.

Anonymous 02/11/2009 1:57am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 10, 2009 12:28pm

Oooo … good one.
However, if memory serves me correct Obama and a lot of other Democrats voted the original economic stimulus bill through as well, which helped the “Bush multi-trillion dollar deficit”.

Anonymous 01/29/2009 8:57am
in reply to bgme Jan 28, 2009 7:43am

Sorry you missed the point of a united republican “no” vote. They too have folks back at home that will decide to keep or oust them next election. Even knowing that a “no” vote would be so unpopular, risking their next potential election – they voted “no” anyway.
I am not convinced that creating more government is going to have the effect that most people are hoping for. Long after the U.S. recovers – we will still have all of the new government agencies and programs initiated under this legislation – and we will still have to pay for it – somehow. I am not a republican nor a democrat any longer. So to me simply because the “Republicans” vote no for something – does not mean they want our economy to fail. To me it is mostly about more or less government – I vote less!

Anonymous 01/28/2009 12:56pm
in reply to nancym Jan 28, 2009 12:41pm

I was not implying that you were a kool-aid drinker, but many who follow Obama around aimlessly are. Many people thought this bill would actually stimulate the economy; however, 90% of the bill is appropriations for crap.

As for Wall Street restarting the economy, since when is the economy driven by the stock index. The converse is actually true, the secondary valuation of companies (i.e. the stock market)is driven by peoples perception of a business. Granted many have invested poorly, banking on the idea that buy now pay later is a perpetual business model.

Jan_T 02/02/2009 12:44pm
in reply to nancym Jan 29, 2009 7:30am

Excuse me, I’m an independent voter who watches both sides play their games, at the expense of our country, and I’m tired of it. People’s lives aren’t games to be played and won so a particular party can control anything. My House rep. voted no because I and an overwhelming number of his constituents called and told him..NO MORE! If he wants to keep his seat, he works for us and not Nancy Pelosi.

Now, why did we have to go through this mess only to – hopefully – be rescued by the Senate? That implies that the House, alone, is playing “Power Trip”, i.e.,untrustworthy. If they were truly doing their jobs, we wouldn’t have been handed this bill as it passed. Arguing whether it is 90% or 33% full of crap is ridiculous. It should be 0% full of crap.

nancym 01/29/2009 7:30am
in reply to Anonymous Jan 28, 2009 1:26pm

No. Republicans voted this down because they couldn’t get particular items they wanted in the bill, some of which I also wanted, and there were also some items that they wanted out. In other words, they couldn’t control the writing of the bill. Most likely, at least some Republicans in the House and probably more in the Senate will have at least some agreement on the final compromise version that will be hammered out between the House and Senate.

pjlsummers 02/14/2009 12:46pm
in reply to Jan_T Feb 02, 2009 12:44pm

If only more people could see past parties and see what was best for the country. Why should we or our children pay for the rich to get richer while us in the middle class slip through all the cracks and are left to scrape tooth and nail just to survive.

Anonymous 01/28/2009 12:49pm
in reply to liveride Jan 28, 2009 11:11am

“Taxes on Big Oil, Coal, and Tobacco” disproportionately hurt the people in our society that are struggling the most while hardly effecting the rich.

TomKi 02/21/2009 12:14am
in reply to nancym Jan 28, 2009 8:02am

Of course the democrats voted against the measure proposed by the Republicans on the Ways and Means committee to exempt unemployment benefits from taxes for two years. Democrats simply do not like tax cuts of any kind!

YvonneMO 02/20/2009 1:35pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 11, 2009 1:57am

Thank-you so much,finally someone mentions that Obama and the OTHER
Democrats voted with majority control during Bush’s last administration and the first month of this administration(Socialism,)er pork!

DianaAmerican 04/12/2009 5:06pm
in reply to nancym Jan 29, 2009 7:27am

Creating jobs in government does not help the economy. It makes it worse. This bill creates jobs in government.

You, if you are a tax payer you will be paying the wages of the people in these jobs until they retire, then you will pay their retirement and the wages of the person replacing them.

How does that help the economy? It doesn’t, it just adds to the amount of $$$$ the Government will need each year to meet the budget.

If all taxes were lower, including business taxes for small business, and the government did not put such rediculous regulations on them, there would be more jobs in the USA, not paid for by taxpayers.

Anonymous 02/13/2009 5:33am
in reply to kgotjesus2001 Feb 13, 2009 3:48am

Just think about all the money Worthless and Vader robbed from you, your children and your future! You like me have been relegated to poverty as a direct result of there greed, deceit and lies. They are living in luxury while you try and avoid overcrowding local park shelters. They did a good job putting you together, look at your present economic lifestyle. Things could be worse! Thats what they want you to think. What happened to your money? Where did it go? What are they doing with it? POOF! 0.00 is nothing dude. What did you spend it on? What did you buy? Oh, I see you didn’t. How could it be worth zero point zero zero!!!!. You got put together and now all your questions are being answerd during your 1st claim. Alot of people made huge amounts of money off your investments, now worthless. Poof! Etcetera….

Anonymous 02/05/2009 10:01am

abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6811948&page=1

Reid Says Dems Have Votes to Pass Stimulus
Great .. Now they can start working on extending EUI weeks

Anonymous 02/20/2009 2:14pm
in reply to WA_patriot Feb 20, 2009 11:49am

I say mandate that ALL mortgages taken out since 9-11-2001 be set at 4% with NO CLOSING FEE… that would make it fair. to compensate the bankes for the closing fee the banks could use it as a credit against what they OWE the American CITIZENS (tarp) and for those that didnt take tarp could get a credit… since the majority of mortgages are floated through banks that DID take tarp fund… we would break even… people would be able to stay in homes, housing would rise, peoplewould have a little extra money to spend and the “butterfly effect” would be set in motion.

but then again… I am NOT a democrat… I use common sense. Give people money to spend… yes they will pay off debt first… that is good! because after debt is paid, they will have more CASH to spend. Who cares about the greedy bankers anyway.

Anonymous 02/06/2009 8:08am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 05, 2009 6:16am

Are you nuts? No way in hell I want the Constitution to be rewritten. Check and balances of the three branches of government and the right thing. NO WAY!

Anonymous 02/17/2009 4:57pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 17, 2009 4:41pm

“hick/uneducated base”?

You are a hateful, spiteful, and bigoted individual who needs to learn how to mature and debate. Its people like you that are the reason I never voted for a democrat in my life! The hatred and self-elevation that comes from the left is absolutely incredible.

Is this what the indoctrination that takes place in our public schools has done to the future generations of America?

Anonymous 01/30/2009 8:03pm
in reply to Dave_A Jan 30, 2009 7:50pm

You’re a registered Democrat? Sound like a Republican to me. And when the Democrats took over that’s when there was actually opposition again instead of the Republican rule of six years. They did not do ENOUGH to stop their policies and that’s why they have a low approval rating. And you should look up the hisotry and myth of McCain and Republicans wanting to regulate Fannie or Freddie or anything. Just check out Youtube to see lots of video with McCain stating he was a de-regulator until he had to change that position in Sept. and the market collapse. And the fair tax should be called the unfair tax.

Anonymous 02/12/2009 4:47pm

And NOW all of our medical records will be online????
How do they rationalize this being part of the stimulus package?

AND they forgot to tell us that the government will now be monitoring our medical plights and vetoing doctor’s decisions and recommendations!!!!!

WAKE UP, PEOPLE – contact your CONGRESSMEN – this is BLATANTLY misrepresenting what the stimulus bill is about!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 01/28/2009 12:44pm
in reply to liveride Jan 28, 2009 11:11am

how is raising the cost of gas, electricity and heating oil going to help people? How is raising taxes on the poorest americans ,cigarette smokers, going to help anyone. Taxing smokers takes money from local business and gives it to the Feds.

Anonymous 01/31/2009 6:13pm
in reply to Anonymous Jan 31, 2009 12:26pm

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.

Anonymous 01/31/2009 6:07pm
in reply to Anonymous Jan 31, 2009 12:20pm

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?

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 01/28/2009 6:16pm

when will DC learn? you don’t stimulate the economy from the top down you do it from the bottom up. Give a check to every registered voter who has filed a tax return for the last 8 years. Using the 850 Billion that would make that one very big check to most households. people could payoff loans and mortgages ( that bails out the banking system). folks could buy new cars, appliances, furniture (this bailes out manufactureing). folks could remodel their existing homes or even buy new ones (bailing out the Home and crafts Markets) or even just stick it in the bail ( which agian puts money into the banking system).

Why is this SO HARD for the silver spoon liberals to understand?? Oh wait I know why…. Cause they don’t want the poor or middle class to think they just might be entitled to something unlike the rich….

it’s business as usual in DC; PORK SPENDing nothing has changed….

knavillus 01/29/2009 12:53pm
in reply to kramhoog Jan 29, 2009 8:15am

OK, so I get that this is one approach to economic recovery.

So tell me, how much support (particularly from the right) a bill called “Take a billion dollars we don’t have and split it up between everybody act of 2009” would go over. That’s right, the answer is zip, nada, DOA. Really, if you’re truly in favor of this idea count yourself as part of the fringe.

Now, let’s get on with the business of discussing THIS bill.

Anonymous 01/28/2009 4:26pm

new president…same old crap. serving his own political needs.

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?

L8blumR 02/06/2009 11:50pm

STOP SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY! IF IT REQUIRES FINANCING, IT REQUIRES MY MONEY. AND I JUST SAID NO!

THE STIMULUS PACKAGE IS MORE FAT THAN STIMULUS. JUST VOTE NO!

Anonymous 02/17/2009 6:24pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 17, 2009 5:27pm

What is wrong with this post? They state on their site,

“We are a non-partisan group and firmly believe that our two main parties, both Republican and Democrat are equally to blame for the mess we find ourselves in.”

debrabate 02/20/2009 7:47pm

it should also be noted that this “report” was published in ’07 and had a range from ’05… and I seem to remember a few hurricanes (one really bad one names Katrina) hitting the gulf coast…. so that is a DUH thing there.

DMiller2911 02/11/2009 3:37am
in reply to ColorMeRed Feb 11, 2009 2:53am

I agree. I dont think that in Congress or White House is hurting. Since they can just vote themselves pay raises when they want.


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