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A Year of Stimulus

February 17, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

As you've probably heard, today is the one year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- the Stimulus -- being signed into law. The bill injected $787 billion into the economy through tax cuts and new spending to spur job creation, boost the housing market and stabilize state budgets. But has it worked?

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Senate Dems Unveil Jobs Agenda

February 4, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Senate Democrats this morning announced an $80 billion-plus "jobs agenda" package that they'll begin debating next week. It's going to be taken up as a series of small bills. So what's included? Well, nobody know for sure. But from various reports, it looks like in will include at least these five things:

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While the country has experienced an almost unprecedented economic downturn this year, one of the most effective forms of stimulus has been unemployment benefits. Those benefits will expire at the end of the year unless Congress acts.

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This Week in Congress - Let's Make a Deal

October 18, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Negotiators in both the Senate and the House are looking to finalize health care legislation this week so they can get official budget scores and bring the bills to the floor for debate and votes. Click through for more on the state of the negotiations as well as complete lists of all the bills that will be coming up for votes this week.

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