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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 Bush economic and fiscal policies created 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 take America in a New Direction, working to create American jobs and a strong new foundation for our economy, protecting Main Street and the middle class. 

WJAR NBC-10 (Rhode Island) - Officials: Stimulus money creating housing, jobs in Providence [DISTRICTS MENTIONED: Patrick Kennedy (RI-1) and James Langevin (RI-2)]

More than $12 million in federal stimulus funding is being used to revitalize several buildings along Broad Street in Providence.

The initiative calls for creating affordable housing for families and making space for businesses.

The projects have already created more than 300 construction jobs, which Reed said is a boost for an industry that was especially hard-hit by the recession. [5/3/10]

WMBB ABC-13 (Florida) - Federal Funds Promise 300 New Area Jobs [DISTRICT MENTIONED: F. Allen Boyd (FL-2)]

Hundreds of people in the area will be getting jobs.  That's because the federal government approved funds to offer them.

The jobs come as part of the Florida “Back To Work Program,” under the federal stimulus plan.  24 regions in Florida were granted money to get more people hired.

The Gulf Coast Workforce board was given 5.9 million dollars.  This will help about 300 people find jobs in Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. [5/3/10]

Yuma Sun (Arizona) - YPIC puts stimulus money to work [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)]

Yuma County was awarded $4.5 million for activities authorized under the Workforce Investment Act, which is being administered by the Yuma Private Industry Council.

To date, YPIC has spent 83 percent of the $4.5 million, mostly for the dislocated workers and summer youth programs.

In February 2010, YPIC's One-Stop served 1,824 clients, compared with 988 in February 2009.

The Summer Youth Program received $2.2 million in stimulus money, and Congress asked that the majority of those funds be spent in the summer of 2009. YPIC spent 95 percent of the funds last summer, serving 864 youths. [5/2/10]

KOMU NBC-8 (Missouri) - Stimulus Helps Central Missouri Community Action [DISTRICT MENTIONED: R- Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

The Central Missouri Community Action says stimulus dollars have created jobs and expanded its services to those facing tough times.

CMCA has created 80 new jobs and expanded its services in areas such as homelessness prevention, early child care, weatherization and work force development. [5/3/10]

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