Recovery Leg

February 18, 2009

The House Appropriations Committee voted on much of the spending portions of the bill. On January 22, 2009, the Ways and Means Committee debated and voted on the tax provisions and unemployment compensation, while the Energy and Commerce Committee worked on several health care provisions. The House Appropriations Committee posted online their bill text and a summary. Next steps are a full house vote and a comparable Senate bill, with the goal of having a bill on President Obama's desk by Feb. 13, 2009.