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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Navy Compass (California) - NAVFAC Southwest Awards $394 Million Recovery Act Contract for New Camp Pendleton Hospital

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded Clark/McCarthy of Costa Mesa, Calif. a $394 million Recovery Act funded contract September 1 to design and construct a new hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Calif.

'The Naval Hospital Replacement Project at Camp Pendleton is one of the largest Recovery Act projects within the Department of Defense, and plays a critical role for the support and care for the local military families in the Camp Pendleton area,' said Cmdr. Whit Robinson, NAVFAC Southwest Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC) Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

'In full swing, it is estimated that this project may employ between 700 and 1,000 construction workers daily, thus providing a large economic stimulus for the area,' said Robinson. [9/2/10]

The Oregonian - Neighborhood eyesore to become low-income health clinic

[MEMBER MENTIONED: David Wu (OR-1)]

The site of a former fast food restaurant on the corner of West Burnside and NW Broadway will be demolished to make way for a new health center to expand an existing one that serves low-income people, according to a Central City Concern announcement.

'The transformation of this site from a community eyesore into a health clinic will help the many vulnerable and underserved people in the downtown area,' Congressman David Wu said in the announcement.  'This project also will benefit the entire Portland area by stimulating the local economy.'

The $19 million project, funded partly by stimulus package money, will create 160 construction jobs. [9/2/10]

WJZ CBS-13 (Maryland) - Stimulus Money Repairs BWI And Puts Many To Work

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2)]

Millions in stimulus money is heading to BWI to fix long neglected problems, while also putting up to 200 people to work.

…Thursday it was announced that the airport got $41 million in stimulus money to rebuild part of the airport.

'Transportation builds the base for our future economy. We need to make the investments today, like our parents and grandparents did for our children and their children,' said [John Porcari, U.S. Dept. of Transportation]. [9/2/10]

KTUU NBC-2 (Alaska) - Federal $40M loan funds Mat-Su care center

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Don Young (AK-At Large): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

The Southcentral Foundation is getting a federal loan to build a new Alaska Native primary care clinic in the Mat-Su Valley. The $40 million loan is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The new 93,000-square-foot primary care center will be built in Wasilla and have a staff of 250.

“Building this clinic serves two worthwhile purposes: providing jobs to Mat-Su residents and addressing Alaska's shortage of primary care facilities, doctors and other health care providers,” said Sen. Mark Begich. [9/3/10]

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