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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Congressional Republicans threaten to take us back to the failed policies that created the economic crisis -- siding with the special interests: Wall Street banks, credit card companies, Big Oil, and insurance companies.
  • These economic and fiscal policies created the Bush recession -- the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression , with job losses of nearly 800,000 a month -- and nearly doubled our national debt. 

The Sun News (South Carolina) - Savannah River Site cleanup creates 3,300 jobs [MEMBER MENTIONED: James E. Clyburn (SC-6)]

…this old, sprawling nuclear arsenal pulses again with the pounding of workers dismantling and cleaning up the old bomb plant and preparing it for its next mission as part of one of the nation's largest stimulus projects.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has given this corner of South Carolina a temporary reprieve with the creation of 3,356 direct jobs and a yet unknown economic reach in Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties.

U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn - the person most responsible for steering $1.6 billion from the stimulus package to the site - said the jobs fill the intent of the Recovery Act because they are 'targeted, timely and temporary.' [5/16/10]

WMTV NBC-15 (Wisconsin) - City of Madison, Dane County Touts Stimulus Funding Projects [MEMBER MENTIONED: Tammy Baldwin (WI-2)]

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joined Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, County Executive Kathleen Falk and Village of Shorewood Hills Administrator Karl Frantz today to mark major projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Major reconstruction on University Avenue, which will be completed this summer, was funded with $3.4 million from ARRA, along with a local match from the City of Madison, the Village of Shorewood Hills and Dane County.

So far, the City of Madison has received a total of $36.9 million in approved ARRA funding.

The city estimates this project will create 54 jobs. Along with this section of University Avenue, the city will reconstruct Pleasant View Road, creating an estimated 174 jobs and will soon complete the Aberg Avenue pedestrian and bicycle bridge, which created 34 jobs.

“We are very fortunate to have a mayor, a county executive, and hard working people in city, county, state, and federal government who are using every tool available to create jobs and build our economy. Our recovery plan is working, but I won't be satisfied until every Wisconsinite who wants a job, has one!” Congresswoman Baldwin said. [5/14/10]

Rutland Herald (Vermont) - Stimulus helps BROC hire, retain jobs [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Peter Welch (VT-At Large)]

Community Action in Southwestern Vermont has received more than $1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds that so far has helped create or retain 46 jobs through the end of March.

BROC spokeswoman Pamela Shambo said of the 46 jobs the agency was able to hire 16 people and retain 30 contractor jobs related to the Weatherization and Energy Conservation Program. The program provides low-income clients energy-saving measures for their homes.

Shambo said the money also allowed BROC to expand its services including a new program called the Employee Success Program.

According to BROC, of the 147 people referred to the program, 29 have graduated with about a third landing jobs. [5/17/10]

Boston Globe (Massachusetts) - 9 Mass. centers share $55.5m in grants

Scientists at nine Massachusetts research centers were awarded $55.5 million in federal stimulus grants yesterday to pay for new labs and equipment…

The $1 billion in stimulus grants parceled out yesterday by the National Institutes of Health come at an especially crucial moment for hospitals and universities…

“The other thing that very clearly is going to happen is that we certainly are going to create jobs in the construction industry,” [Gregory Farber, NIH's National Center for Research Resources].

Farber estimated the equivalent of 12,000 full-time construction jobs lasting a year would result from the $1 billion. [5/15/10]

Amarillo Globe-News (Texas) - Federal stimulus: Amarillo divvies up money [DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Mac Thornberry (TX-13): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

The Texas Panhandle received $126.48 million in federal stimulus money through December, according to a new Web site the Texas Office of the Comptroller debuted last week.

Every county in the area received some money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but most of it - $61.17 million - has been distributed in the two that share Amarillo.

The Amarillo Independent School District has received almost $28 million.

After education, transportation got the most money across the Panhandle, at more than $45.6 million.

Recovery act money for the city of Amarillo is going to a variety of projects, from putting energy-efficient bulbs in streetlights to improving the water system. [5/16/10]

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