American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed the House of Representatives on January 28, 2009 by a vote of 244-188 and passed the Senate on February 10, 2009 by a vote of 61-37; the Conference Report reconciling the House bill and the Senate bill passed the House on February 13, 2009 by a vote of 246-183 and passed the Senate later that day by a vote of 60-38. The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. House Republicans had presented the Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act of 2009 as a counterproposal.
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111TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
1ST SESSION


An Act
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.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


Section 1. Short Title.[edit]

This Act may be cited as the ``American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009´´.

Sec. 2. Table of Contents.[edit]

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
DIVISION A—APPROPRIATIONS PROVISIONS
TITLE I AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES
TITLE II COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES
TITLE III DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
TITLE IV ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT
TITLE V FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
TITLE VI DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
TITLE VII INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES
TITLE VIII  −  DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES
TITLE IX LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
TITLE X MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED AGENCIES
TITLE XI STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
TITLE XII TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES
TITLE XIII  −  HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TITLE XIV STATE FISCAL STABILIZATION FUND
TITLE XV ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
TITLE XVI GENERAL PROVISIONS—THIS ACT
DIVISION B—TAX, UNEMPLOYMENT, HEALTH, STATE FISCAL RELIEF, AND OTHER PROVISIONS
TITLE I TAX PROVISIONS
TITLE II ASSISTANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED WORKERS AND STRUGGLING FAMILIES
TITLE III  −  PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR COBRA BENEFITS
TITLE IV MEDICARE AND MEDICAID HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; MISCELLANEOUS MEDICARE PROVISIONS
TITLE V STATE FISCAL RELIEF
TITLE VI BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
TITLE VII  −  LIMITS ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

Sec. 3. Purposes and Principles.[edit]

(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 infrastructure 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 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.[edit]

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.[edit]

(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.


Approved February 17, 2009.


Legislative History[edit]

  • H.R. 1, (S. 336, S. 350, S. 1)
    • SENATE REPORTS:
      • No. 111-3 accompanying S. 336 (Comm. on Appropriations).
    • HOUSE REPORTS:
    • CONFERENCE REPORTS:
    • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 155 (2009):
      • Jan. 27, 28, considered and passed House.
      • Feb. 2-7, 9, 10, considered and passed Senate, amended.
      • Feb. 13, House and Senate agreed to conference report.
    • DAILY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (2009):
      • Feb. 17, Presidential remarks and statement.



Alternative Table of Contents for Division A[edit]

The table of contents for Division A that follows was not part of the Act, and iss added here as an extra feature on Wikisource.
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