Examples of How the Recovery Act Is Working

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

Below are a few examples of how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working to save and create jobs for Americans across the country.

 
Click here to watch a piece on how the Recovery Act is creating jobs through a project to rebuild a pharmacy at a VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania - and here's a highlight:
“Thanks to money from the Obama Administration’s stimulus program, Fidelis has had an impressive first year. Despite the weak construction market, the company has won three recovery act contracts, totaling more than $3.5 million. The largest, a $2.3 million pharmacy renovation project at the VA Medical Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, build back in the 1930s.... The year-long projects will create roughly 40 jobs.”
Also, viewers were asked the question, “Are you for or against the federal stimulus plan?” Below are a few responses read on the air today:
“I am a Republican in Virginia and I am whole-heartedly FOR the stimulus bill. What works for me? The ‘Making Work Pay’ credit, the ‘Car Buyer Tax Deduction’, the ‘Higher Education Tax Credit’, the ‘Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit’, are great programs designed to help put and keep hard-earned dollars in my pocket. Great work Mr. President!” – Cynthia, January 25th, 2010 11:30 am ET
 
“In my hometown the stimulus has saved the job of my daughter's teacher and 44 other teachers. It has put people to work renovating a train station. It has also given middle class families a tax cut. The stimulus is definitely working for me.” – Larry, January 25th, 2010 11:20 am ET
 
“[Y]ou're right to remind us that a year ago, all the experts said we needed some sort of stimulus ASAP. I think it's important to remember a year later that regardless of the successes or failures we see now, the stimulus plan had an important stabilizing psychological effect at the time.” – Rita, January 25th, 2010 11:10 am ET
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