Seeking Bipartisan Solutions to Put People Back to WorkBuy Full Issue$34.95
One year ago, Congress enacted the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to shore up an economy deep in recession stemming from the 2008 banking collapse. Despite President Barack Obama’s attempts to win bipartisan support for the package of spending on education, infrastructure, and other assistance to spur hiring and help people who were out of work, the bill garnered almost no Republican congressional support.
By the end of 2009, however, the program appeared to have succeeded in putting the country on the path toward economic recovery. Data released by the Administration showed that the Re…
In This Issue
Recent Action in CongressRead More
Measuring the Impact of the Economic DownturnRead More
Bureau of Labor Statistics ReportRead More
Seeking Bipartisan Solutions to Put People Back to WorkRead More
Government Accountability Office AnalysisRead More
Major Provisions of H.R. 2847Read More
President Obama says, "We Must Answer History's Call"Read More
Pro & Con
Should the House Pass H.R. 2847, the Jobs for Main Street Act?