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Written February 16, 2009

2009 Economic Stimulus Bill Summary Page 1

This article is to layout a summary of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill that was approved by congress on Friday, February 13, 2009, and will probably be signed by President Obama some time this morning. I am just a normal guy that is not in the media, and is not politically modivated in any way. I am writing this summary just to put the stricked information regarding this bill in ordinary peoples language, without giving you any opinion. It is hard to get information that way without reading the actual pages of the bill, and ordinary people do not have the time to do that.

Sec 1. Short Title:

The bill is officially named The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Sec 2. Index:

This section lists the overall index. I have listed it identical to the listing on the bill.

DIVISION A-APPROPRIATION PROVISIONS

TITLE I-GENERAL PROVISIONS
TITLE II-AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
TITLE III-COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND SCIENCE
TITLE IV-DEFENSE
TITLE V-ENERGY AND WATER
TITLE VI-FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
TITLE VII-HOMELAND SECURITY
TITLE VIII-INTERIOR AND ENVIRONMENT
TITLE IX-LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION
TITLE X-MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
TITLE XI-DEPARTMENT OF STATE
TITLE XII-TRANSPORTATION, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
TITLE XIII-STATE FISCAL STABILIZATION FUND

DIVISION B-OTHER PROVISIONS

TITLE I-TAX PROVISIONS
TITLE II-ASSISTANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED WORKERS AND STRUGGLING FAMILIES
TITLE III-HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED
TITLE IV-HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TITLE V-MEDICAID PROVISIONS
TITLE VI-BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS
TITLE VII-ENERGY

Sec 3. Purposes and Principles:

The purpose of this act includes the following:

(a) STATEMENT OF PURPOSES.-The purposes of this Act include the following:

1. To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery

2. To assist those most impacted by the recession

3. To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.

4. To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrasturcture that will provide long-term-economic benefits.

5. To stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax tax increases.

(b) GENERAL PRINCIPLES CONCERNING USE OF FUNDS.-The President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management.

Sec 4. References.

Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to "this Act" contained in any division of this Act shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of that division.

Sec 5. Emergency Designations.

(a) IN GENERAL.-Each amount in this Act is designated as an emergency requirement and necessary to meet emergency needs pursuant to section 204(a) of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress) and section 301(b)(2) of S. Con. Res. 70 (110th Congress), the concurrent resolutions on the budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

(b) PAY-AS-YOU-GO.-All applicable provisions in this Act are designated as an emergency for purposes of pay-as-you-go principles.

This page was written by Robert J Taggart (Common Citizen) in an attempt to reduce the information in the bill to an expenditure summary. Any information on this page is based solely on the information that is in the above stated bill.

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