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Center for American Progress: Recovery Beyond the Beltway

Author: Will Straw
January 26, 2009


An interactive map showing nationwide allocation of the $825 billion Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Excerpt: The House of Representatives' $825 billion Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act is of the scale and breadth necessary to begin tackling the economic chaos that President Barack Obama has inherited from former President George W. Bush. The various spending programs and tax cuts contained in the plan will help communities across the entire nation. This map shows state-by-state allocations for the aspects of the plan for which we could establish where the money is going. This constitutes 66 percent of the total cost of the package. The map also shows the proportion of the funds that will help each state balance their budgets rather than providing additional funding for specific programs.

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