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

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Jan 07, 2009 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1.

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  • 86% of users oppose S.1

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    86% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.1.
  • S.1 has been viewed 228,490 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is shell legislation for the Senate's version of the economic stimulus package. All legislative action on the stimulus package will take place on the bill that was passed by the House on Jan. 28. It can be viewed here: H.R. 1 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is shell legislation for the Senate's version of the economic stimulus package. All legislative action on the stimulus package will take place on the bill that was passed by the House on Jan. 28. It can be viewed here: H.R. 1 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    Supporting Organizations

    • Association of American Universities

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 07, 2009, by Anonymous - We need to make sure that this bill includes an extension of unemployment benefits for everyone and not just people with part time jobs. This are the phone numbers for the Washington switch board Just ask for the senator or congressman you would like to talk to. 800-833-6354 866-340-9281 877-762-8762 866-808-0065 866-220-0044

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 07, 2009, "We need to make sure that this bill includes an extension of unemployment benefits for everyone and not just people with part time jobs. This are the phone numbers for the Washington switch board Just ask for the senator or congressman you would like to talk to. 800-833-6354 866-340-9281 877-762-8762 866-808-0065 866-220-0044 "
    • On January 14, 2009, by stevesharris - Many of the proposals outlined in this bill are critical and I support them, but they are just the begining. A consistent and sustained investment in required to deliver on many of the desired benefits. Further investment proposals consistent with recent committee hearings would be welcome. Not as simply further government spending, but rather an investment to be tracked and continually evaluated.

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      As noted by stevesharris, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 14, 2009, "Many of the proposals outlined in this bill are critical and I support them, but they are just the begining. A consistent and sustained investment in required to deliver on many of the desired benefits. Further investment proposals consistent with recent committee hearings would be welcome. Not as simply further government spending, but rather an investment to be tracked and continually evaluated. "
    • On January 09, 2009, by Anonymous - The infastructure water and sewer improvements are recommended since many of the underground pipes leak even after 40 years of age. Also, some water and wastewater extensions can actually help employment locally with underground contractors. Also,if underground utiliies are extended to new businesses then local employment would go up ... many small and medium businesses can just not afford the utility extensions on their own without government bonds being provided. Remember, any product made in America or sold in America helps provide US Jobs. thanks, A concerned Michigan citizen and a utility manager

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 09, 2009, "The infastructure water and sewer improvements are recommended since many of the underground pipes leak even after 40 years of age. Also, some water and wastewater extensions can actually help employment locally with underground contractors. Also,if underground utiliies are extended to new businesses then local employment would go up ... many small and medium businesses can just not afford the utility extensions on their own without government bonds being provided. Remember, any product made in America or sold in America helps provide US Jobs. thanks, A concerned Michigan citizen and a utility manager"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.1: Honest Leadership and Open Government Act ... - OpenCongress - October 16, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. <li><em>Popular:</em> Ethics Reform bill.</li><li><em>Short:</em> Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007<em> as introduced.</em></li><li><em>Short:<

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 16, 2011, "All Bill Titles. &lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Popular:&lt;/em&gt; Ethics Reform bill.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Short:&lt;/em&gt; Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007&lt;em&gt; as introduced.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Short:&lt" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-s1/show)
    • H.R.976: To terminate certain hydropower reservations, and for ... - March 07, 2011 by opencongress.org - H.R.976 Small Business Tax Re... 1 · H.R.1591 Small Business Tax Re... 1 · H.R.6 Creating Long-Term En... 1 · S.1 Legislative Transpare... 1 · H.R.1295 Parental Notification. ... Source: opencongress.org ... Today the House will consider HR 3963, a rev

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 07, 2011, "H.R.976 Small Business Tax Re... 1 · H.R.1591 Small Business Tax Re... 1 · H.R.6 Creating Long-Term En... 1 · S.1 Legislative Transpare... 1 · H.R.1295 Parental Notification. ... Source: opencongress.org ... Today the House will consider HR 3963, a rev" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h976/show)
    • S.223: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement ... - January 26, 2011 by opencongress.org - Senate vote tally of S. 223, the FAA reauthorization bill. Posted on February 18, 2011 by David Pardo · YEAs (87): Akaka (D-HI) Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) .... M, T, W, T, F, S, S. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8, 9, 10 · 11, 12, 13 . .... OpenCongress is a f

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 26, 2011, "Senate vote tally of S. 223, the FAA reauthorization bill. Posted on February 18, 2011 by David Pardo · YEAs (87): Akaka (D-HI) Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) .... M, T, W, T, F, S, S. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8, 9, 10 · 11, 12, 13 . .... OpenCongress is a f" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s223/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Trent Swim Club members land personal best times at Lindsay meet - November 23, 2009 by Peterborough Examiner - Daniel Horvath, 2:02.22S. 1. Grace Mackie, 1:28.06S. 3. Jack Hutton, 1:31.40S. 4 Brooklyn Davis, 1:35.87S. 6. Ana Drechsler, 1:38.44S; 7. ...

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      As noted by Peterborough Examiner on November 23, 2009, " Daniel Horvath, 2:02.22S. 1. Grace Mackie, 1:28.06S. 3. Jack Hutton, 1:31.40S. 4 Brooklyn Davis, 1:35.87S. 6. Ana Drechsler, 1:38.44S; 7. ... " (http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2189885)
    • Civic agenda - November 15, 2009 by Idaho Press-Tribune - Meets at 6:30 pm today at council chambers, Nampa City Hall, 411 3rd St. S. 1. Third Reading of Ordinance for Annexation and Zoning to RS-7 for 49.38 Acres ...

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      As noted by Idaho Press-Tribune on November 15, 2009, " Meets at 6:30 pm today at council chambers, Nampa City Hall, 411 3rd St. S. 1. Third Reading of Ordinance for Annexation and Zoning to RS-7 for 49.38 Acres ... " (http://www.idahopress.com/news/?id=27825)
    • PIB: The Issues, Politics and Pitfalls - August 09, 2009 by THISDAY - S.1, Part 1 vests 'sovereign ownership of petroleum within Nigeria, its territorial waters, the Exclusive Economic Zone and the extended continental shelf, ...

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      As noted by THISDAY on August 09, 2009, "S.1, Part 1 vests 'sovereign ownership of petroleum within Nigeria, its territorial waters, the Exclusive Economic Zone and the extended continental shelf, ..." (http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=151241)
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