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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Congressional Republicans support Wall Street banks, credit card companies, Big Oil, and insurance companies - the special interests that benefited from George Bush's policies and created the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. A decade of Republican rule nearly doubled our national debt.  Why would we go back? 
  • Democrats in Congress are fighting to help small businesses create jobs here at home.  Democrats are taking America in a New Direction - creating good American jobs, providing the lowest taxes in 60 years for the middle class and small businesses, and closing tax loopholes that send jobs overseas.

The Obama Administration has launched “Recovery Summer” - which will highlight groundbreakings and events across the country that are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act has already given tax cuts to 98 percent of Americans, funded tens of thousands of projects and put up to 2.8 million Americans back to work or kept them in their jobs, but summer 2010 is poised to be the most active Recovery Act season to date, with tens of thousands of projects underway across the country that will help to create jobs for American workers and economic growth for businesses. [White House, 6/17/10]

Triangle Business Journal (North Carolina) - NCDOT: Number of stimulus-related jobs jumps

Payrolls for workers toiling on stimulus-related road construction projects rose 9 percent in May, according to data compiled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

A total of 6,899 workers received $6.1 million in payroll for working 362,234 hours last month. That was up from the 6,547 workers who got $5.6 million for 315,634 hours of work in April.

Almost all of North Carolina's stimulus road construction projects have been awarded. As of June 1, 2010, NCDOT had advertised 377 contracts representing $643 million in stimulus funding. [6/24/10]

Danville Register and Bee (Virginia) - Webb: $2.28 million investment, 500 jobs coming to Danville [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Tom Perriello (VA-5)]

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., announced today that a project in Danville has been selected to receive $2.28 million for infrastructure improvements to support local economic development, according to a news release from his office.

The Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park, a 900-acre industrial, has been awarded the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce estimates the project will create 500 jobs and leverage $27 million in private investment… [6/24/10]

Pomeroy The Daily Sentinel (Ohio) - Stimulus funds employ 70 young workers this summer [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Charlie Wilson (OH-6)]

Nearly 70 Meigs County young people have summer jobs funded through the economic stimulus program. They are cutting grass, cleaning, and performing clerical duties at local schools and public offices.

The state made $238,000 available to Meigs County and $45 million to counties statewide through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for young workers at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. [6/25/10]

The Providence Journal (Rhode Island) - Providence Police Academy graduates 25 officers into force [DISTRICTS MENTIONED: Patrick Kennedy (RI-1) and James Langevin (RI-2)]

A group of 25 freshly trained officers will begin serving the Police Department after their graduation Thursday from the Providence Police Training Academy.

The salaries that the 25 officers received while at the academy, as well as their salaries over the next three years, are covered by $3.5 million in federal stimulus funds[6/25/10]

Austin Business Journal (Texas) - Capital Area Food Bank awarded $10.6M [DISTRICT MENTIONED: Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)]

The Capital Area Food Bank has won a $10.6 million stimulus-funded grant to back its family nutrition program.

The summer program provides 25-pound, healthy food boxes monthly to families in June through September. The organization serves residents in 21 counties and estimates 114,000 households will qualify for the donations. [6/24/10]

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