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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 -- doing the bidding of the special interests: Wall Street banks, credit card companies, Big Oil, and insurance companies - and getting rewarded by their corporate friends.
  • These extreme Republican 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. 
  • Democrats in Congress will continue to address the major issues confronting our nation and take America in a New Direction - creating good American jobs, the lowest taxes in 60 years for the middle class and small businesses, closing tax loopholes that send jobs overseas, and building a strong new foundation for the American economy.

KLEW CBS-32 (Idaho) - Idaho receiving more than $66 million in additional recovery funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that an additional $66,560,895 is now available for Idaho under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

To date, Idaho has received $437,704,495 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 4000 education jobs from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2010, while also supporting programs that drive education reform. [6/10/10]

New England Cable News (Massachusetts) - Congressman McGovern tours Family Health Center of Worcester [MEMBER MENTIONED: Jim McGovern (MA-3)]

Federal stimulus dollars are being put to work in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Family Health Center of Worcester is expanding thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Congressman Jim McGovern toured the facility on Tuesday.

The renovation of over 18,000 square feet of clinical space will allow 2,200 new patients to access primary care services at Family Health Center of Worcester. [6/10/10]

The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia) - Stimulus money is funding new jobs [DISTRICTS MENTIONED: John Barrow (GA-12) and R-Paul Broun (GA-10): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

Nearly 400 Richmond County teens will start summer jobs next week -- all thanks to stimulus money.

It's all part of a statewide plan to use more than $160 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act dollars through the Georgia Department of Human Services to employ a total of 20,000 Georgia teens and adults.

'We have a unique opportunity to put Georgians back to work, reinvigorate Georgia businesses and spark an economic recovery across our state,' said Georgia DHS Commissioner B.J. Walker in a release. [6/11/10]

Northland's News Center (Minnesota/Wisconsin) - Federal Money Funds Construction in Douglas Co. [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Dave Obey (WI-7)]

Wisconsin State Senator Bob Jauch and Representative Nick Milroy were in Superior today touring eight major construction projects in Douglas County.

The construction projects that are already underway are part of a $56 million state and federal effort to improve the region's infrastructure.

Approximately 300 people will be employed through these building projects, which are funded primarily through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. [6/10/10]

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