You are writing regarding

H.R.598 American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009, 111th Congress

Contact Congress

1. Choose Your Position
2. Write Your Letter
3. Share Your Communication

OpenCongress Message Builder

OpenCongress Message Builder

Use the tools in this column to help craft your letter. Anytime your mouse highlights a section, click on it to add prepared text. You can edit any part of the message at left, and if you like, add your own stories and text to personalize your letter.

Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Jan 28, 2009 Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Ways and Means, H. Rept. 111-8, Part II.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    I know the most recent action for this bill is as follows: "Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Ways and Means, H. Rept. 111-8, Part II." on Jan 28, 2009
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Ways and Means committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Financial Services

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Financial Services committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health committee.

Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 54% of users support H.R.598

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    54% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.598.
  • H.R.598 has been viewed 61,181 times

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    H.R.598 has been viewed 61,181 times on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource.
  • Contribution Data

    Enter your street address above, and relevant campaign contribution data for your elected officials will appear here in seconds for you to use in your letter.

    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the tax portion of the stimulus legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, falling under the jurisdiction of the House Ways and Means Committee. It includes middle-class tax cuts, an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, various business tax cuts, an extension of unemployment insurance benefits, and more. See the Ways and Means Committee's page for more information.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the tax portion of the stimulus legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, falling under the jurisdiction of the House Ways and Means Committee. It includes middle-class tax cuts, an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, various business tax cuts, an extension of unemployment insurance benefits, and more. See the Ways and Means Committee's page for more information.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Clinical Social Work Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Clinical Social Work Association supports H.R.598
    • American Hospital Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Hospital Association supports H.R.598
    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees supports H.R.598
    • Solar Energy Industries Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Solar Energy Industries Association supports H.R.598
    • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare supports H.R.598
    • Patient Privacy Rights

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Patient Privacy Rights supports H.R.598
    • Allscripts

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Allscripts supports H.R.598
    • Greenway Medical Technologies

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Greenway Medical Technologies supports H.R.598
    • National Governors Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Governors Association supports H.R.598
    • Kaiser Permanente

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Kaiser Permanente supports H.R.598

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 17, 2009, by Anonymous - TUR - Total Unemployment Rate - That is an excellent concept. That way the unemployment figures could not be distorted and the true numbers of unemployed would be included.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 17, 2009, "TUR - Total Unemployment Rate - That is an excellent concept. That way the unemployment figures could not be distorted and the true numbers of unemployed would be included. "
    • On February 19, 2009, by Anonymous - I think all of us that lost our employment in early 2008 should receive something. I need the another extension as well as mine runs out in April. I live in Michigan and it is VERY bad here. Let's all hope that something comes our way or we will ALL be in BIG trouble. I hope for the best for everyone.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 19, 2009, "I think all of us that lost our employment in early 2008 should receive something. I need the another extension as well as mine runs out in April. I live in Michigan and it is VERY bad here. Let's all hope that something comes our way or we will ALL be in BIG trouble. I hope for the best for everyone."
    • On February 17, 2009, by Anonymous - "TUR - Total Unemployment Rate - That is an excellent concept. That way the unemployment figures could not be distorted and the true numbers of unemployed would be included. " Yes and it is of course a democratic concept,rebublicons hate it when the real numbers come out.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 17, 2009, ""TUR - Total Unemployment Rate - That is an excellent concept. That way the unemployment figures could not be distorted and the true numbers of unemployed would be included. " Yes and it is of course a democratic concept,rebublicons hate it when the real numbers come out."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • popcorntraffic.com » 2009 Stimulus Bill Changes Cobra Plan for ... - December 18, 2010 by popcorntraffic.com - The additional Cobra provision under H.R. 598 has two major measures that have a massive cost for today and tomorrow. First, if an individual stops working as early as age 55, they could retain Cobra coverage until they reach Medicare ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by popcorntraffic.com on December 18, 2010, "The additional Cobra provision under H.R. 598 has two major measures that have a massive cost for today and tomorrow. First, if an individual stops working as early as age 55, they could retain Cobra coverage until they reach Medicare ..." (http://popcorntraffic.com/blog/?p=627)
    • Education Grants » 2009 Stimulus Bill Changes Cobra Plan for ... - December 15, 2010 by Education Grants - The additional Cobra provision under H.R. 598 has two major measures that have a massive cost for today and tomorrow. First, if an individual stops working as early as age 55, they could retain Cobra coverage until they reach Medicare ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Education Grants on December 15, 2010, "The additional Cobra provision under H.R. 598 has two major measures that have a massive cost for today and tomorrow. First, if an individual stops working as early as age 55, they could retain Cobra coverage until they reach Medicare ..." (http://topeducationgrants.com/blog/?p=897)
    • 2009 Stimulus Bill Changes Cobra Plan for Unemployed Workers - December 11, 2010 by Image Kind Forum - The additional Cobra provision under HR 598 has two major measures that have a massive cost for today and tomorrow. First, if an individual stops working as early as age 55, they could retain Cobra coverage until they reach Medicare ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Image Kind Forum on December 11, 2010, "The additional Cobra provision under HR 598 has two major measures that have a massive cost for today and tomorrow. First, if an individual stops working as early as age 55, they could retain Cobra coverage until they reach Medicare ..." (http://www.imagekindforum.com/1227/2009-stimulus-bill-changes-cobra-plan-for-unemployed-workers/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • (1/20) House stimulus bill has billions for health including IT - February 19, 2009 by HONIonline, AZ - The provisions are part of a broad Ways and Means Committee proposal (HR 598) that will be added to the broader economic stimulus bill. ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by HONIonline, AZ on February 19, 2009, "The provisions are part of a broad Ways and Means Committee proposal (HR 598) that will be added to the broader economic stimulus bill. ..." (http://www.honionline.com/honi/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3157&Itemid=123)
    • Comparison Of The Energy Tax Provisions In US House And US Senate ... - February 16, 2009 by Mondaq News Alerts (registration), UK - The package, entitled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HR 598) (the Act), is expected to come to a vote on January 28, 2009. ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Mondaq News Alerts (registration), UK on February 16, 2009, "The package, entitled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HR 598) (the Act), is expected to come to a vote on January 28, 2009. ..." (http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=74468)
    • Tax breaks under Obama stimulus plan - February 08, 2009 by Manila Times, Philippines - The US House committee approved the economic recovery package (HR 598) on January 22. The measure frontloads $226 billion in tax breaks within the first two ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Manila Times, Philippines on February 08, 2009, "The US House committee approved the economic recovery package (HR 598) on January 22. The measure frontloads $226 billion in tax breaks within the first two ..." (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/10/yehey/opinion/20090210opi5.html)
    Enter your street address at right to find your members of Congress. You must have JavaScript enabled.
    A Letter to Congress from a constituent via OpenCongress.org

    After sending, this letter will be viewable to:

    Characters Remaining:  
    • Click "Send Message" above to complete delivery of this email. (If you don't already have a free "My OpenCongress" account, we'll make one for you now.)
    • Congressional offices require all address information in the form above be completed in order to deliver your email.
    • OpenCongress does not share your address information with any outside parties for any reason.

    OpenCongress is the only not-for-profit website that enables you to write all three of your members of Congress at once.

    OpenCongress is the only website that gives this information back to the public commons, enabling you to find other constituents near you who are tracking the same bills and issues.