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H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 17, 2009 Became Public Law No: 111-5.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 13, 2009, with a roll call of 60 ayes, 38 nays, and 1 not voting.

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  • 12% of users support H.R.1

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the economic stimulus package that was passed by Congress on Feb. 13, 2009 and signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17. The final version is estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to cost $787 billion over the 2009-2019 period. On this page, you can view the bill's official info, including the full text, and follow its latest status in Congress. For helpful background and more info on the stimulus debate, see the continually-updating news and blog coverage below. To speak out and give your personal vote on this bill, join OpenCongress, it's free and easy.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 27, 2009, by donnyshaw - 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.

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      As noted by donnyshaw, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 27, 2009, "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."
    • On February 11, 2009, by Anonymous - 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".

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 11, 2009, "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"."
    • On January 28, 2009, by Anonymous - 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.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2009, "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. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Gucci Online Store 8942 » phpFox - Social Networking Script - February 21, 2012 by ixcep3965 - ... this portion of the bill is known as,cheap Louis Vuitton, the Health Information Technology regarding Economic and Medical Health Act,Buy Louis Vuitton, or even HITECH Act (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1/show).

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      As noted by ixcep3965 on February 21, 2012, "... this portion of the bill is known as,cheap Louis Vuitton, the Health Information Technology regarding Economic and Medical Health Act,Buy Louis Vuitton, or even HITECH Act (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1/show)." (/url?q=http://www.vettaimages.com/index.php%3Fdo%3D/ixcep3965/blog/gucci-online-store-8942/&sa=U&ei=tLiNT_j-PKPu2gXuvbWUDA&ved=0CCsQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEFM7GbMn8kCboaGtjtPS6pBeOtdg)
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    • Gucci Online Store 8942 » phpFox - Social Networking Script - February 21, 2012 by ixcep3965 - ... this portion of the bill is known as,cheap Louis Vuitton, the Health Information Technology regarding Economic and Medical Health Act,Buy Louis Vuitton, or even HITECH Act (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1/show).

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      As noted by ixcep3965 on February 21, 2012, "... this portion of the bill is known as,cheap Louis Vuitton, the Health Information Technology regarding Economic and Medical Health Act,Buy Louis Vuitton, or even HITECH Act (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1/show)." (/url?q=http://www.vettaimages.com/index.php%3Fdo%3D/ixcep3965/blog/gucci-online-store-8942/&sa=U&ei=z2qMT7b2CuLg2gXD1rXXCQ&ved=0CCsQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGLuBoFIMI1Gd5Mwi4GONq54WXPnA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Washington Week - January 03, 2011 by Sunshine State News - The House is also expected to introduce HR 1. This first bill to be introduced in the new Congress will repeal the Obama health care law. ...

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      As noted by Sunshine State News on January 03, 2011, " The House is also expected to introduce HR 1. This first bill to be introduced in the new Congress will repeal the Obama health care law. ... " (http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/washington-week-63)
    • - January 02, 2011 by UPI.com - Speaker-apparent John Boehner of Ohio and his Republican leadership have several options to consider for the body of "HR 1" when they decide which ...

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      As noted by UPI.com on January 02, 2011, " Speaker-apparent John Boehner of Ohio and his Republican leadership have several options to consider for the body of "HR 1" when they decide which ... " (http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/01/03/healthcare-reform-democrats.html)
    • GOP looks to H.R. 1 to set session tone - January 02, 2011 by UPI.com - Speaker-apparent John Boehner of Ohio and his Republican leadership have several options to consider for the body of "HR 1" when they decide which ...

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      As noted by UPI.com on January 02, 2011, " Speaker-apparent John Boehner of Ohio and his Republican leadership have several options to consider for the body of "HR 1" when they decide which ... " (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/01/03/GOP-looks-to-HR-1-to-set-session-tone/UPI-36321294073167/)
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