- Democrats are moving America forward while Congressional Republicans admit they want to take us back to the “exact same” failed policies of Bush that drove us into the ditch.
- Congressional Republicans are protecting Wall Street, Big Oil, health insurance companies and corporations who use tax loopholes to ship U.S. jobs overseas -- voting against investments that put Americans to work building roads, bridges, broadband, wind turbines, and solar panels that will help America lead the world -- and voting against tax cuts for small businesses to help create hundreds of thousands of local jobs.
WEWS 5 (Ohio) - Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fund 57 new jobs with the VA [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Marcia Fudge (OH-11)]
The Cleveland Department of Veterans' Affairs is getting some help and 57 new hires.
Last year's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gave the VA $150 million meant for hiring, training and equipping the new employees, according to the Cleveland VA Regional Office.
Under the Recovery Act, VA has received about $1.8 billion to spend on behalf of the veterans. [8/9]
The Sun Chronicle (Massachusetts) - Towns get housing funds [MEMBER MENTIONED: James McGovern (MA-3)]
The Wrentham Housing Authority will receive $146,900 in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for boiler replacement at 705 New Emerald Lane. And, the Franklin Housing Authority will receive $77,880 for furnace replacement at buildings on West Park Street and East Park Street.
The funds are part of more than $1.2 million in weatherization funding awarded Monday by the Patrick-Murray Administration, said U.S. Rep. James McGovern…
'With funds being so tight these days, it's been difficult to get furnaces replaced. So this American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money will be a godsend,' [Executive Director Lisa] Collins said. [8/10]
The Pilot (North Carolina) - Stimulus Money Available for Aberdeen Fire Station Expansion [DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Howard Coble (NC-6): Voted NO on Recovery Act]
Stimulus money in the form of a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for the cost of the new expansion to the Aberdeen Fire Department's station.
The total amount of the funds for the project totals just slightly more than $1.4 million. The loan will cover $1.145 million, with a grant covering $203,400 and the town paying the other $75,000, said Allen Hart with the USDA. The funds come from the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009. [8/10]
Newark Post (Delaware) - Two Christina schools get cash awards [DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Mike Castle (DE): Voted NO on Recovery Act]
Christina School Districts Brookside, near Newark and Pulaski, Wilmington, Elementary Schools were among five schools in Delaware to receive Academic Achievement Awards on August 5. This recognition also includes a monetary award of $150,000.
These awards, created by legislation passed by the Delaware General Assembly in 2009 and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are given to schools that have significantly closed the achievement gap or have exceeded adequate yearly progress for two or more consecutive years. [8/9]
- East Valley Tribune (Arizona) - Mesa completes some stimulus road work
- The Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) - JSDC approves $5,000 grant to FARRMS
- KENS 5 (San Antonio) - A little green from Uncle Sam will be making S.A. highways even greener