American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
VOTE: HR 1, Senate Vote 61; Passed 61-37 on 2/10/2009
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 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance; Medicaid and foster care payments to states, more assistance through the Child and Earned Income Tax Credits, and increased investments in schools, early care and education, public housing and nutrition assistance.
CDF Action Council Position: YES.