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H.R.861 - Strategic Targeted American Recovery and Transition Act
Making supplemental appropriations for job creation, school repair and modernization, and tax reduction for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other stimulative purposes.
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Making supplemental appropriations for job creation, school repair and modernization, and tax reduction for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other stimulative purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Mr. MINNICK introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Making supplemental appropriations for job creation, school repair and modernization, and tax reduction for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other stimulative purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
DIVISION A--APPROPRIATION PROVISIONS
DIVISION B--TAX PROVISIONS
SEC. 3. PURPOSES AND PRINCIPLES.
(b) General Principles Concerning Use of Funds- The President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. REFERENCES.
Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to ‘this Act’ contained in any division of this Act shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of that division.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION.
Each amount in this Act is designated as an emergency requirement and necessary to meet emergency needs pursuant to section 204(a) of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress) and section 301(b)(2) of S. Con. Res. 70 (110th Congress), the concurrent resolutions on the budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. PAY-AS-YOU-GO.
(a) Narrowing the Pay-As-You-Go Escape Hatch- Pay-as-you-go principles and requirements shall apply to all mandatory spending in this Act, and shall not be waived under an economic emergency provision of any law or congressional rule.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1001. STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS.
The following sums in this Act are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1101. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER APPROPRIATIONS.
Each amount appropriated or made available in this Act is in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated for the fiscal year involved. Enactment of this Act shall have no effect on the availability of amounts under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2009 (division A of
SEC. 1102. PREFERENCE FOR QUICK-START ACTIVITIES.
In using funds made available in this Act for infrastructure investment, recipients shall give preference to activities that can be started and completed expeditiously, including a goal of using at least 80 percent of the funds for activities that can be initiated not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. Recipients shall also use grant funds in a manner that maximizes job creation and economic benefit. Federal funds under this Act may be utilized for State projects that use Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1103. REQUIREMENT OF TIMELY AWARD OF GRANTS.
(a) Formula Grants- Formula grants using funds made available in this Act shall be awarded not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act (or, in the case of appropriations not available upon enactment, not later than 30 days after the appropriation becomes available for obligation), unless expressly provided otherwise in this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Competitive Grants- Competitive grants using funds made available in this Act shall be awarded not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act (or, in the case of appropriations not available upon enactment, not later than 90 days after the appropriation becomes available for obligation), unless expressly provided otherwise in this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Additional Period for New Programs- The time limits specified in subsections (a) and (b) may each be extended by up to 30 days in the case of grants for which funding was not provided in fiscal year 2008.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1104. USE IT OR LOSE IT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTEES.
(a) Deadline for Binding Commitments- Each recipient of a grant made using amounts made available in this Act in any account listed in subsection (c) shall enter into contracts or other binding commitments not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act (or not later than 9 months after the grant is awarded, if later) to make use of 100 percent of the funds awarded. In the case of activities to be carried out directly by a grant recipient (rather than by contracts, subgrants, or other arrangements with third parties), a certification by the recipient specifying the amounts, planned timing, and purpose of such expenditures shall be deemed a binding commitment for purposes of this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Redistribution of Uncommitted Funds- The head of the Federal department or agency involved shall recover or deobligate any grant funds not committed in accordance with subsection (a), and redistribute such funds to other recipients eligible under the grant program and able to make use of such funds in a timely manner (including binding commitments within 120 days after the reallocation).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1105. PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY.
SEC. 1106. SET-ASIDE FOR MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT.
Unless other provision is made in this Act (or in other applicable law) for such expenses, up to 0.5 percent of each amount appropriated in this Act may be used for the expenses of management and oversight of the programs, grants, and activities funded by such appropriation, and may be transferred by the head of the Federal department or agency involved to any other appropriate account within the department or agency for that purpose. Funds set aside under this section shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2010.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1107. APPROPRIATIONS FOR INSPECTORS GENERAL.
In addition to funds otherwise made available in this Act, there are hereby appropriated the following sums to the specified Offices of Inspector General, to remain available until September 30, 2010, for oversight and audit of programs, grants, and projects funded under this Act:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1108. APPROPRIATION FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE.
There is hereby appropriated as an additional amount for ‘Government Accountability Office--Salaries and Expenses’ $25,000,000, for oversight activities relating to this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1109. PROHIBITED USES.
SEC. 1110. USE OF AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL.
(a) In General- None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron and steel used in the project is produced in the United States.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Written Justification for Waiver- If the head of a Federal department or agency determines that it is necessary to waive the application of subsection (a) based on a finding under subsection (b), the head of the department or agency shall publish in the Federal Register a detailed written justification as to why the provision is being waived.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Definitions- In this section, the terms ‘public building’ and ‘public work’ have the meanings given such terms in section 1 of the Buy American Act (
SEC. 1111. WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law and in a manner consistent with other provisions in this Act, all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors on projects funded directly by or assisted in whole or in part by and through the Federal Government pursuant to this Act shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on projects of a character similar in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code. With respect to the labor standards specified in this section, the Secretary of Labor shall have the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Numbered 14 of 1950 (64 Stat. 1267; 5 U.S.C. App.) and
SEC. 1112. PERSISTENT POVERTY COUNTIES.
(a) Allocation Requirement- Of the amount appropriated in this Act for ‘Department of Agriculture--Rural Development Programs--Rural Community Advancement Program’, at least 10 percent shall be allocated for assistance in persistent poverty counties.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Definition- For purposes of this section, the term ‘persistent poverty counties’ means any county that has had 20 percent or more of its population living in poverty over the past 30 years, as measured by the 1980, 1990, and 2000 decennial censuses.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1113. REQUIRED PARTICIPATION IN E-VERIFY PROGRAM.
None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to enter into a contract with an entity that does not participate in the E-verify program described in section 401(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (
PART 1--TRANSPARENCY AND OVERSIGHT REQUIREMENTS
SEC. 1201. TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS.
(1) INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FUNDING- With respect to funds made available under this Act for infrastructure investments to Federal, State, or local government agencies, the following requirements apply:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(v) The name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment and, with respect to Federal agencies, an email address for the Federal official in the agency whom the public can contact.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(vi) In the case of State or local agencies, a certification from the Governor, mayor, or other chief executive, as appropriate, that the infrastructure investment has received the full review and vetting required by law and that the chief executive accepts responsibility that the infrastructure investment is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. A State or local agency may not receive infrastructure investment funding from funds made available in this Act unless this certification is made.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) OPERATIONAL FUNDING- With respect to funds made available under this Act in the form of grants for operational purposes to State or local government agencies or other organizations, the agency or organization shall publish on the website Recovery.gov a description of the intended use of the funds, including the number of jobs sustained or created.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Availability on Internet of Contracts and Grants- Each contract awarded or grant issued using funds made available in this Act shall be posted on the Internet and linked to the website Recovery.gov. Proprietary data that is required to be kept confidential under applicable Federal or State law or regulation shall be redacted before posting.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1202. INSPECTOR GENERAL REVIEWS.
(a) Reviews- Any inspector general of a Federal department or executive agency shall review, as appropriate, any concerns raised by the public about specific investments using funds made available in this Act. Any findings of an inspector general resulting from such a review shall be relayed immediately to the head of each department and agency. In addition, the findings of such reviews, along with any audits conducted by any inspector general of funds made available in this Act, shall be posted on the Internet and linked to the website Recovery.gov.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1203. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REVIEWS AND REPORTS.
(a) Reviews and Reports- The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct bimonthly reviews and prepare reports on such reviews on the use by selected States and localities of funds made available in this Act. Such reports, along with any audits conducted by the Comptroller General of such funds, shall be posted on the Internet and linked to the website Recovery.gov.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1204. COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS REPORTS.
The Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Secretary of the Treasury, shall submit quarterly reports to Congress detailing the estimated impact of programs under this Act on employment, economic growth, and other key economic indicators.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1205. SPECIAL CONTRACTING PROVISIONS.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation shall apply to contracts awarded with funds made available in this Act. To the maximum extent possible, such contracts shall be awarded as fixed-price contracts through the use of competitive procedures. Existing contracts so awarded may be utilized in order to obligate such funds expeditiously. Any contract awarded with such funds that is not fixed-price and not awarded using competitive procedures shall be posted in a special section of the website Recovery.gov.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
PART 2--ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD
SEC. 1221. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD.
There is established a board to be known as the ‘Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency Board’ (hereafter in this subtitle referred to as the ‘Board’) to coordinate and conduct oversight of Federal spending under this Act to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1222. COMPOSITION OF BOARD.
(2) Six members designated by the President from the inspectors general and deputy secretaries of the Departments of Education, Energy, Transportation, and other Federal departments and agencies to which funds are made available in this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1223. FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.
(a) Oversight- The Board shall coordinate and conduct oversight of spending under this Act to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. In addition to responsibilities set forth in this subtitle, the responsibilities of the Board shall include the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) Ensuring that the reporting of information regarding contract and grants under this Act meets applicable standards and specifies the purpose of the contract or grant and measures of performance.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) FLASH AND OTHER REPORTS- The Board shall submit to Congress reports, to be known as ‘flash reports’, on potential management and funding problems that require immediate attention. The Board also shall submit to Congress such other reports as the Board considers appropriate on the use and benefits of funds made available in this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) QUARTERLY- The Board shall submit to the President and Congress quarterly reports summarizing its findings and the findings of agency inspectors general and may issue additional reports as appropriate.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) ANNUALLY- On an annual basis, the Board shall prepare a consolidated report on the use of funds under this Act. All reports shall be publicly available and shall be posted on the Internet website Recovery.gov, except that portions of reports may be redacted if the portions would disclose information that is protected from public disclosure under
(c) Recommendations to Agencies- The Board shall make recommendations to Federal agencies on measures to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. A Federal agency shall, within 30 days after receipt of any such recommendation, submit to the Board, the President, and the congressional committees of jurisdiction a report on whether the agency agrees or disagrees with the recommendations and what steps, if any, the agency plans to take to implement the recommendations.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1224. POWERS OF THE BOARD.
(a) Coordination of Audits and Investigations by Agency Inspectors General- The Board shall coordinate the audits and investigations of spending under this Act by agency inspectors general.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Meetings- The Board may, for the purpose of carrying out its duties under this Act, hold public meetings, sit and act at times and places, and receive information as the Board considers appropriate. The Board shall meet at least once a month.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Obtaining Official Data- The Board may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out its duties under this Act. Upon request of the Chairman of the Board, the head of that department or agency shall furnish that information to the Board.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1225. STAFFING.
(a) Executive Director- The Chairman of the Board may appoint and fix the compensation of an executive director and other personnel as may be required to carry out the functions of the Board. The Director shall be paid at the rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Staff of Federal Agencies- Upon request of the Board, the head of any Federal department or agency may detail any Federal official or employee, including officials and employees of offices of inspector general, to the Board without reimbursement from the Board, and such detailed staff shall retain the rights, status, and privileges of his or her regular employment without interruption.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1226. RECOVERY.GOV.
(a) Requirement To Establish Website- The Board shall establish and maintain a website on the Internet to be named Recovery.gov, to foster greater accountability and transparency in the use of funds made available in this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Purpose- Recovery.gov shall be a portal or gateway to key information related to this Act and provide a window to other Government websites with related information.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) The website shall provide data on relevant economic, financial, grant, and contract information in user-friendly visual presentations to enhance public awareness of the use funds made available in this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) The website shall provide detailed data on contracts awarded by the Government for purposes of carrying out this Act, including information about the competitiveness of the contracting process, notification of solicitations for contracts to be awarded, and information about the process that was used for the award of contracts.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1227. PRESERVATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF INSPECTORS GENERAL.
Inspectors general shall retain independent authority to determine whether to conduct an audit or investigation of spending under this Act. If the Board requests that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation and the inspector general rejects the request in whole or in part, the inspector general shall, within 30 days after receipt of the request, submit to the Board, the agency head, and the congressional committees of jurisdiction a report explaining why the inspector general has rejected the request in whole or in part.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1228. COORDINATION WITH THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL AND STATE AUDITORS.
SEC. 1229. INDEPENDENT ADVISORY PANEL.
(b) Membership- The Panel shall be composed of five members appointed by the President from among individuals with expertise in economics, public finance, contracting, accounting, or other relevant fields.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Travel Expenses- Each member of the Panel shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with applicable provisions under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1230. FUNDING.
SEC. 1231. BOARD TERMINATION.
The Board shall terminate 12 months after 90 percent of the funds made available under this Act have been expended, as determined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
PART 3--ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY PROVISIONS
SEC. 1241. LIMITATION ON THE LENGTH OF CERTAIN NONCOMPETITIVE CONTRACTS.
No contract entered into using funds made available in this Act pursuant to the authority provided in section 303(c)(2) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (
SEC. 1242. ACCESS OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE AND OFFICES OF INSPECTOR GENERAL TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.
(a) Access- Each contract awarded using funds made available in this Act shall provide that the Comptroller General and his representatives, and any representatives of an appropriate inspector general appointed under section 3 or 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), are authorized--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) to examine any records of the contractor or any of its subcontractors, or any State or local agency administering such contract, that directly pertain to, and involve transactions relating to, the contract or subcontract; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Relationship to Existing Authority- Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to limit or restrict in any way any existing authority of the Comptroller General or an Inspector General.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1243. PROTECTING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CONTRACTOR WHISTLEBLOWERS.
(a) Prohibition of Reprisals- An employee of any non-Federal employer receiving funds made available in this Act may not be discharged, demoted, or otherwise discriminated against as a reprisal for disclosing to the Board, an inspector general, the Comptroller General, a member of Congress, or a Federal agency head, or their representatives, information that the employee reasonably believes is evidence of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) a violation of law related to an executive agency contract (including the competition for or negotiation of a contract) or grant awarded or issued to carry out this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) A person who believes that the person has been subjected to a reprisal prohibited by subsection (a) may submit a complaint to the inspector general of the executive agency that awarded the contract or issued the grant. Unless the inspector general determines that the complaint is frivolous, the inspector general shall investigate the complaint and, upon completion of such investigation, submit a report of the findings of the investigation to the person, the person’s employer, the head of the Federal agency that awarded the contract or issued the grant, and the Board.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2)(A) Except as provided under subparagraph (B), the inspector general shall make a determination that a complaint is frivolous or submit a report under paragraph (1) within 180 days after receiving the complaint.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) If the inspector general is unable to complete an investigation in time to submit a report within the 180-day period specified in subparagraph (A) and the person submitting the complaint agrees to an extension of time, the inspector general shall submit a report under paragraph (1) within such additional period of time as shall be agreed upon between the inspector general and the person submitting the complaint.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) Not later than 30 days after receiving an inspector general report pursuant to subsection (b), the head of the agency concerned shall determine whether there is sufficient basis to conclude that the non-Federal employer has subjected the complainant to a reprisal prohibited by subsection (a) and shall either issue an order denying relief or shall take one or more of the following actions:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) Order the employer to reinstate the person to the position that the person held before the reprisal, together with the compensation (including back pay), employment benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment that would apply to the person in that position if the reprisal had not been taken.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) Order the employer to pay the complainant an amount equal to the aggregate amount of all costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expert witnesses’ fees) that were reasonably incurred by the complainant for, or in connection with, bringing the complaint regarding the reprisal, as determined by the head of the agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) If the head of an executive agency issues an order denying relief under paragraph (1) or has not issued an order within 210 days after the submission of a complaint under subsection (b), or in the case of an extension of time under paragraph (b)(2)(B), not later than 30 days after the expiration of the extension of time, and there is no showing that such delay is due to the bad faith of the complainant, the complainant shall be deemed to have exhausted all administrative remedies with respect to the complaint, and the complainant may bring a de novo action at law or equity against the employer to seek compensatory damages and other relief available under this section in the appropriate district court of the United States, which shall have jurisdiction over such an action without regard to the amount in controversy. Such an action shall, at the request of either party to the action, be tried by the court with a jury.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) An inspector general determination and an agency head order denying relief under paragraph (2) shall be admissible in evidence in any de novo action at law or equity brought pursuant to this subsection.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) Whenever a person fails to comply with an order issued under paragraph (1), the head of the agency shall file an action for enforcement of such order in the United States district court for a district in which the reprisal was found to have occurred. In any action brought under this paragraph, the court may grant appropriate relief, including injunctive relief and compensatory and exemplary damages.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) Any person adversely affected or aggrieved by an order issued under paragraph (1) may obtain review of the order’s conformance with this subsection, and any regulations issued to carry out this section, in the United States court of appeals for a circuit in which the reprisal is alleged in the order to have occurred. No petition seeking such review may be filed more than 60 days after issuance of the order by the head of the agency. Review shall conform to chapter 7 of title 5.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Construction- Nothing in this section may be construed to authorize the discharge of, demotion of, or discrimination against an employee for a disclosure other than a disclosure protected by subsection (a) or to modify or derogate from a right or remedy otherwise available to the employee.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) with respect to a Federal contract awarded or Federal grant issued to carry out this Act, the contractor or grantee, as the case may be, if the contractor or grantee is an employer; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) the government of each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other territory or possession of the United States; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
training and employment services
For an additional amount for ‘Training and Employment Services’ for activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (‘WIA’), $4,000,000,000, which shall be available for obligation on the date of enactment of this Act, as follows:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) $850,000,000 for grants to the States for youth activities, including summer jobs for youth: Provided, That the work readiness performance indicator described in section 136(b)(2)(A)(ii)(I) of the WIA shall be the only measure of performance used to assess the effectiveness of summer jobs for youth provided with such funds: Provided further, That with respect to the youth activities provided with such funds, section 101(13)(A) of the WIA shall be applied by substituting ‘age 24’ for ‘age 21’: Provided further, That no portion of the additional funds provided herein shall be reserved to carry out section 127(b)(1)(A) of the WIA: Provided further, That for purposes of section 127(b)(1)(C)(iv) of the WIA, such funds shall be allotted as if the total amount of funding available for youth activities in the fiscal year does not exceed $850,000,000;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) $500,000,000 for the dislocated workers assistance national reserve to remain available for Federal obligation through June 30, 2010: Provided, That such funds shall be made available for grants only to eligible entities that serve areas of high unemployment or high poverty and only for the purposes described in subsection 173(a)(1) of the WIA: Provided further, That the Secretary of Labor shall ensure that applicants for such funds demonstrate how income support, child care, and other supportive services necessary for an individual’s participation in job training will be provided;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) $750,000,000 for a program of competitive grants for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors: Provided, That $500,000,000 shall be for research, labor exchange and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries specified in section 171(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the WIA (as amended by the Green Jobs Act of 2007):CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Provided, That the additional funds provided to States under this heading are not subject to section 191(a) of the WIA: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 1106 of this Act, there shall be no amount set aside from the appropriations made in subsections (1) through (3) under this heading and the amount set aside for subsections (4) through (6) shall be up to 1 percent instead of the percentage specified in such section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
community service employment for older americans
For an additional amount for ‘Community Service Employment for Older Americans’ to carry out title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965, $120,000,000, which shall be available for obligation on the date of enactment of this Act: Provided, That funds shall be allotted within 30 days of such enactment to current grantees in proportion to their allotment in program year 2008.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
office of job corps
For an additional amount for ‘Office of Job Corps’, $300,000,000, for construction, rehabilitation and acquisition of Job Corps Centers, which shall be available upon the date of enactment of this Act and remain available for obligation through June 30, 2010: Provided, That
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
School Modernization, Renovation, and Repair
Higher Education Modernization, Renovation, and Repair
SEC. 2301. CEILING ON TOTAL COST.
Any funds appropriated in this title shall be available for obligation or expenditure only to the extent that such obligation or expenditure will not cause the total amount of obligations or expenditures under this title to exceed $14,000,000,000.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
highway infrastructure investment
For projects and activities eligible under
Federal Transit Administration
transit capital assistance
For transit capital assistance grants, $6,000,000,000, of which $5,400,000,000 shall be for grants under
fixed guideway infrastructure investment
For an amount for capital expenditures authorized under
capital investment grants
For an additional amount for ‘Capital Investment Grants’, as authorized under
SEC. 3201. CEILING ON TOTAL COST.
Any funds appropriated in this title shall be available for obligation or expenditure only to the extent that such obligation or expenditure will not cause the total amount of obligations or expenditures under this title to exceed $50,000,000,000.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1000. SHORT TITLE, ETC.
(b) Reference- Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this division an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
TITLE I--ADDITIONAL TAX RELIEF FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
TITLE II--TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS
Subtitle A--Temporary Investment Incentives
Subtitle B--Incentives for New Jobs
Subtitle C--Repeal of Withholding Tax on Government Contractors
TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 1001. INCREASE IN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
‘(II) the cost of living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2008’ for ‘calendar year 1992’ in subparagraph (B) thereof.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 1002. INCREASE OF REFUNDABLE PORTION OF CHILD CREDIT.
SEC. 2100. SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY ACQUIRED DURING 2009.
(1) Section 168(k)(4)(D) is amended by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as clauses (iii) and (iv) and by inserting before clause (iii) (as so redesignated) the following new clauses:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 2101. EXTENSION OF INCREASE IN LIMITATION ON EXPENSING OF CERTAIN DEPRECIABLE BUSINESS ASSETS.
SEC. 2201. INCENTIVES TO HIRE UNEMPLOYED VETERANS AND DISCONNECTED YOUTH.
‘(A) IN GENERAL- Any unemployed veteran or disconnected youth who begins work for the employer during 2009 or 2010 shall be treated as a member of a targeted group for purposes of this subpart.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(i) UNEMPLOYED VETERAN- The term ‘unemployed veteran’ means any veteran (as defined in paragraph (3)(B), determined without regard to clause (ii) thereof) who is certified by the designated local agency as--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink