Spending In the Stimulus Bill


Here is a list of some of the 'spending' in the bill:


$24 million for construction and repairs to US Department of Agriculture facilities

$22.5 million for the USDA Inspector General for oversight on the stimulus bill

$176 million for deferred maintenance on US Agricultural Research Service facilities

$50 million to modernize and maintain the IT system of the Farm Service Agency

$290 million for "Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations"

$50 million for "Wastershed Rehabiliation Program"

$1 billion for rural housing direct loans

$10.4 billion for rural housing guaranteed loans

$2.5 billion for rural distance learning, telemedicine and broadband

$100 million in grants for National School Lunch Program equipment assistance

$150 million in agricultural commodity assistance

$1 billion for the Census Bureau

$4.7 billion for "Broadband Technology Opportunities Program" which includes $350 million for the

development of a "broadband inventory map"

$650 million for Digital TV converter box program

$220 million for Scientific research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

$360 million for Construction of scientific research facilities

$230 million in extra budget money for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$600 million for NOAA "Procurement, Acquisition and Construction"

$225 million in grants for programs to combat violence against women

$2 billion in state and local law enforcement assistance grants

$225 million in grants to improve the criminal justice system

$225 million in law enforcement assistance to Indian Tribes

$100 million for the "office for Victims of Crime"

$125 million in law enforcement assistance for rural areas

$50 million in state and local grants to combat internet crime against kids

$1 billion for the COPS program

$400 million in operations budget money for NASA

$150 million for "Aeronautics" at NASA

$400 million for "Exploration" at NASA

$2.5 billion for research at the National Science Foundation

$100 million for NSF "Education and Human Resources"

$400 million for NSF "Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction"

$1.4 billion in Army "Operation and Maintenance"

$657 million in Navy "Operation and Maintenance"

$113 million in Marine Corps "Operation and Maintenance"

$1.09 billion for Air Force "Operation and Maintenance"

$98 million for Army Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"

$55 million for Navy Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"

$39 million in Marine Corps Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"

$13 million for Air Force Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"

$266 million for Army National Guard "Operation and Maintenance"

$25 million for Air National Guard "Operation and Maintenance"

$75 million each for Army, Navy, Air Force "Research, Development, Test and Evaluation"

$400 million for "Defense Health Program"

$2 billion for Army Corps of Engineers construction

$375 million for Army Corps projects on the Mississippi and tributaries

$2.07 billion for Army Corps of Engineers "Operation and Maintenance"

$100 million for "Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program"

$1 billion for Interior Department "Water and Related Resources"

$50 million for Central Utah Project Completion Act

$50 million for California Bay-Delta Restoration Act

$10 million to inspect canals in urban areas

$16.8 billion for Energy Department, "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy"

$5 billion of that goes for "Weatherization Assistance"

$4.5 billion to improve the nation's electricity grid

$3.4 billion for "Fossil Energy Research and Development"

$483 million for "Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup"

$390 million for "Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund"

$1.6 billion for "Science"

$6 billion "Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program"

$5.12 billion for "Defense Environmental Cleanup"

$7 million for oversight of "Making Work Pay" tax credits and payments in this bill

$80 million to implement health insurance tax credit plan

$5.5 billion for the "Federal Buildings Fund"

$300 million to buy energy efficient vehicles for the federal government

$200 million to consolidate the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters

$100 million for hi tech border security technology along the Mexican border

$420 million for construction of US Customs land border ports of entry

$20 million for tactical communications equipment for immigration enforcement

$1 billion for Aviation Security (explosive detection equipment)

$98 million for improvements to Coast Guard shore facilities

$142 million for "Alteration of Bridges"

$150 million in FEMA Public Transportation Security Assistance grants

$150 million for Port Security Grants

$210 million in grants to upgrade non-Federal fire stations

$125 million for Bureau of Land Management activities

$180 million for Bureau of Land Management construction

$15 million for Wildland Fire Management

$165 million for Fish and Wildlife Service deferred maintenance

$115 million for Fish and Wildlife Service construction projects

$15 million for preservation at Historically Black Colleges

$589 million for National Park System construction

$140 million for repair and restoration of US Geological Survey facilities

$450 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs construction

$600 million for EPA Superfund program

$200 million for Leaking Underground Storage Tank program

$4 billion in Clean Water grants

$2 billion for safe drinking water projects

$300 million for "Diesel Emission Reduction Act grants"

$650 million in US Forest Service "Capital Improvement and Maintenance"

$500 million for Wildland Fire Management

$85 million for Indian Health Services

$415 million for Indian Health Facilities construction projects

$25 million for repairs on Smithsonian Institution facilities

$50 million for National Endowment for the Arts to help preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector

$3.95 billion in worker training and employment services

$400 million in state unemployment insurance funding

$80 million for enforcement of worker protection laws

$250 million for construction of Job Corps Centers

$500 million in grants to health care centers

$1.5 billion for health information technology systems

$500 million to address health professions workforce shortages

$1.3 billion for National Institutes of Health research resources

$7.4 billion for Office of the Director, NIH

$500 million for high priority construction at NIH

$700 million for comparative effectiveness research

$2 billion in low income child care assistance

$1 billion in funding for Head Start

$1.1 billion for expansion of Early Head Start

$1 billion for Community Services Block Grant Act

$2 billion for Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology

$300 million for CDC childhood immunization programs

$650 million for community-based prevention and wellness strategies

$50 million in grants to states for infections reduction strategies

$13 billion in Title I education funding

$720 million in school improvement grants

$200 million in "Innovation and Improvement" education grants

$12.2 billion in Special Education funding

$15.8 billion in student financial assistance money

$89 million in AmeriCorps awards money

$500 million to replace the National Computer Center for Social Security

$500 million to process disability and retirement claims

$180 million in Army Military Construction

$280 million in Navy and Marine Corps Military Construction

$180 million in Air Force Military Construction funds

$1.33 billion to build military hospitals

$120 million for military energy conservation programs

$50 million for Army National Guard Military Construction

$50 million for Air National Guard Military Construction

$34 million for Army family housing construction

$80 million for Air Force family housing construction

$555 million for "Homeowners Assistance Fund"

$1 billion for Veterans Affairs medical facilities

$50 million for National Cemetery Administration

$150 million to hire temporary VA claims processors

$50 million for VA Information Technology Systems

$150 million in grants to build state extended care facilities

$90 million for passport and training functions facilities

$290 million for State Department IT security upgrades

$1.5 billion in surface transportation infrastructure

$200 million for FAA infrastructure projects

$1.1 billion in airport grants

$27.5 billion in railroad and port infrastructure investments

$105 million for Puerto Rico highway program

$60 million in competitive transportation grants to states

$550 million for transportation on Indian reservations

$8 billion for high speed rail

$1.3 billion for Amtrak

$6.9 billion in mass transit capital assistance

$100 million in discretionary grants to public transit agencies

$750 million for mass transit rail improvements

$4 billion in "Public Housing Capital Fund"

$510 million in Native American Housing Block Grants

$1 billion in Community Development Grants

$2 billion in emergency aid for the redevelopment of foreclosed homes

$2.25 billion for low-income housing tax credit projects

$1.5 billion in a homelessness prvention fund (just over $12,000 for each homeless person at last count i read ... maybe they'd prefer to have the cash.)



Amtrack and USPO can't make make a profit ... can't survive either .... SO Bailout!

Defense Department in prior years gets Supplementals ... this year Bailout!

$30 million for wetlands restoration to spend in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse ... who will speak for endangered humans?


Stimulus for the economy would be freezing/capping interest rates for homes and credit cards. Ah, i didn't see that though.

Josie06 Josie06
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18 Responses Feb 13, 2009

And we wonder why we lose jobs!<br />
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It may come as a surprise that US companies pay the highest taxes in the world. Yes, you read that right! American businesses, large and small and across all industries pay from 35% to 41.6% of their income in combined state and federal taxes. The 41.6% maximum rate is scheduled to rise to 46.2% in 2010 when President Obama’s promised tax increases are implemented. Compare that to socialist France where companies pay only 34.4% in taxes, to China where the rate is 25%, or Russia which levies a mere 24%. Corporations in Ireland, Europe’s fastest growing economy for the last 18 years, pay just 12.5% in taxes. (http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://chrisbanescu.com/blog/2009/03/03/us-companies-pay-the-highest-taxes-in-the-world/)

four state have now stated they will do just as the federal government and raise taxes on the "rich". people do not realize that all of this taxing on the rich at every level federal, state and local is going to kill this country. How is it fair to tax a family making 200,000 at 60% once federal, state and local taxes are all added together. these very people have no incentive to do better. There are not enough of these people to pay for the big governemnt that is being made so the "rich" will become more and more the average person making no where near a 6 figure income.

The government is a blood-sucking leach that attaches itself to the economy and grows by sucking the economy's blood. That blood is wealth.<br />
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The government doesn't produce wealth, it re-distributes it ... after it takes a cut of it. The government funds itself in three ways: by direct taxation, by borrowing, and by inflation when it creates money out of thin air.<br />
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Increased government spending does not remove the importance of saving ... it hampers it. A deficit does not simply stimulate demand, private investment does.<br />
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We have had the wrong course charted for us.<br />
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Huge government spending accompanied by bloated government bureaucracy does not get us out of a recession.<br />
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When the government is done inflating the currency your paychecks will be worth less.

agreed LilAnnie. in addition i would add something that seems always to be overlooked. underemployment and the shrinking pay scale for the great mass of middle class. i have absolutely no idea how to do this functionally within a capitalist system. but it has longed irked me that Administrations parade the unemployment rates while sliding the plight of the middle class behind them with one foot.

The business sector is completely traumatized. They are not going to spend. The government is the only entity left with blood flowing in its veins and able to move. Ironic, isn't it? Newt and his contract on America founder, Grover Norquist and his ilk, started their Conservative reimergence by claiming their intentions to kill government, starve it and drag it into the bathtub to drown. And they've gotten the exact opposite outcome by their reliance on the "free" market. Goverment is the only thing left with any capacity to react to the financial destruction the free market has caused!~

LilAnnie, spending is what the economy need. But spending by individuals ... not the government. Jobs also are create by the business sector. That is the jump start we need.<br />
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Government intervention and government consumption does not sustain economic growth ... the people sustain growth.<br />
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Keynesian economics failed before (in US and Japan and ...) and it will fail again.

Alright, the $787B bill has passed, now to put it in action and let us see what happens with this measure (be optimistic please instead of all the sad lonely faces here :-)) Now Congress needs to work on the other components to get the total economy back on track!

have you ever googled the national debt clock? its amazing it goes up hundreds of dollars ever few seconds

Only temporary jobs are being created with this bill. Certain projects that have a limited life-span. Plus in the bill it does call for hiring illegal aliens ... ah, takes away jobs from American citizens.<br />
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What happened to ensuring that there are no more foreclosures? Interest rates are still able to fluctuate, so folks with ARMS are facing uncertainty. <br />
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Business hires people and effects the economy more greatly than hiring government employees and make work jobs.<br />
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None of these jobs are long-tern, such as the WPA. Not as written in this bill.

"Socialization is what the Democrats have been trying to do for years. They better be careful now that they're getting what the wished for. Big government.....we've been here, it doesn't work." <br />
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In fact, all that spending is exactly the kind of stimulus economists want. Capping the interests rates will stop the flood of failures and bankrupcies, maybe, but it does nothing to create or save jobs. And that's what we need. Jobs, jobs and more jobs. This economy is based on consumption and if enough people have no incomes or are afraid of losing theirs because their neighbors have, nothing gets bought, and we grind to a heavy halt. Try to jumpstart it. Dead.

nudeinva...who said anything different?

nudeinva ... no one has said your wrong. Nor has anyone claimed differently in this post.<br><br />
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And it continues on an unabated pace under the current Administration. What comes to watch over and regulate will boggle the mind.

The 1000 to couples who do not pay taxes sounds pretty stimulating to me. What are they going to do with the money? Save it? I doubt that.

Timeout, the biggest expansion of government in modern times have occurred under two very anti Democrat presidents Ronald Reagen and George W. Bush.

Very true keithseeker. The basic problems that got us to this point - have not been addressed. Other than government takeover ... socialization.

Josie...great info...I have been trying to remind people that a stimulus approach only (and this really isn't a stimulus package) does not work. You have to have the interest rates to adjust as well (since it is basically at zero nothing to adjust). Further where is the work being done to open credit up for people? Where is the work to help people refinance their current homes so that they can keep them? This is another way that government will grow and how the welfare state will take greater control of our country. The Republic is at it's end and no one seems to care. What a sad day.

Yes, these are monies in addition to the budget previously passed in 2007 and 2008 and in addition to the Bush Bailout package late last year.<br />
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This bill will not send the major portion of the money out the Treasury doors until 2010. This is not an immediate 'stimulus' to anything. <br />
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It is an appropriation bill not a Stimulus bill. Stimulus portion amount to less than 30% of the entire spending. Basically its and Earmark Bill or Pork Bill. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that one-third of the so-called "tax relief" in H.R. 1 is spending in disguise.<br />
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Also in the bill: <br />
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The $1000 tax credits for working couples will be given to millions who don't pay any income taxes, so these are not "tax cuts" at all; they are welfare handouts and are wealth redistribution.<br />
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It's fraudulent to call this bill "economic stimulus" when jobs can be given to illegal aliens and materials that are not made in America will be bought for the various construction and infrastructure projects.<br />
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In fact it is now called the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009". Intro to HR 1: 111TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.<br />
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Average Cost per Family: $3,279.75 (http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/111_HR_1.html)<br />
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Where is the portion of this legislation that would help people stay in their homes? The legislation does not correct the initial problem related to home losses. Or interest rate. Or anything else with the economic downturn/recession.<br />
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Does anyone remember what happened in Japan in the 90's? They spent BILLIONS trying to stimulate their economy. Did it work? NO.