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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Today does not mark the end of our economic troubles. Nor does it constitute all of what we must do to turn our economy around. But it does mark the beginning of the end - the beginning of what we need to do to create jobs for Americans scrambling in the wake of layoffs; to provide relief for families worried they won't be able to pay next month's bills; and to set our economy on a firmer foundation, paving the way to long-term growth and prosperity.
-President Barack Obama, 2/17/09, Denver, CO
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. This urgently-needed legislation requested by President Obama was passed by a 60-vote supermajority in the Senate on February 13. It will create and protect 3.5 million jobs for American workers and begin to put the nation's economy back on track. We are confronting the most severe economic problems in generations as millions of Americans are struggling. That's why the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will create good-paying jobs; make investments in America's future; and cut taxes for working families. Our plan also delivers transparency and accountability to guarantee that all taxpayer money is invested responsibly.
What does this mean for your state? Click on the map below for a sampling of local projects that have been covered in the media and press releases, demonstrating the real-life impacts that the Recovery Act has had in your state, only four months after the enactment of the Recovery Act (updated 12/18/09):
To view updated success stories in the states, click here.
Additional State-by-State Resources
The President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget - State by State Fact Sheets (how the President's 2010 Budget is restoring long-term opportunity and prosperity in your state) (5/7/09)