American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
VOTE: HR 1, House Vote 70; Adopted 246-183 on 2/13/2009
Status: Became Public Law 111-5 on 2/17/2009
Vote Description: This bill provided vitally important funding to stimulate the economy and help children and families through state fiscal relief, extensions of unemployment and TANF assistance, Medicaid and foster care payments to states, more assistance through the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, and increased investments in schools, early care and education, public housing and nutrition assistance.
CDF Action Council Position: YES.