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The Stimulus Bills: House vs. Senate

Michael Grabell | , ProPublica | 2/13/2009, 6:06 a.m.


If all goes as expected today, the Senate will pass an $838 billion economic stimulus plan that follows a compromise reached over the weekend.
But before the package can go to President Obama€s desk, the Senate will have to resolve differences with the House and its $819 billion version.
Most predict a bruising battle that won€t wrap up until week€s end, in part because of fiery differences over tax cuts and spending on food stamps
and education, a critical issue for Democrats who control the House.

So how do the two versions stack up? We€ve put together this chart so you can easily spot the differences.

Some highlights: The House version would spend $60 billion more on education. The Senate version adds more than $100 billion for tax cuts to
individuals and families. The House would spend more to upgrade the country€s electricity grid. The Senate would spend more on medical research.
And there are plenty more.

The chart and other stories are part of ShovelWatch, our ongoing project with WNYC Radio of New York to track the stimulus package.

                                                                                                                                                                    ProgramHouseSenateChangeAid to Low-Income Families Total$124,186,000,000$97,230,900,000-$26,955,100,000Health insurance aid$2,272,000,000-$2,272,000,000Unemployment benefits$36,000,000,000$39,490,000,000-$3,490,000,000COBRA healthcare for unemployed$30,300,000,000$20,000,000,000-$10,300,000,000Hunger programs$21,176,000,000$17,100,000,000-$4,076,000,000Housing$13,510,000,000$8,600,000,000-$4,910,000,000Medicaid for unemployed$8,600,000,000-$8,600,000,000Job training and placement$5,120,000,000$4,300,000,000-$820,000,000Disabled and elderly programs$4,200,000,000-$4,200,000,000Other$5,280,000,000$5,468,900,000-$188,900,000Aid to States Total$172,500,000,000$134,840,000,000-$37,660,000,000Medicaid$87,000,000,000$86,700,000,000-$300,000,000State fiscal relief$79,000,000,000$39,000,000,000-$40,000,000,000State and local law enforcement$4,000,000,000$3,500,000,000-$500,000,000Other$2,500,000,000$5,640,000,000-$3,140,000,000Business Total$880,000,000$730,000,000-$150,000,000Small businesses$880,000,000$730,000,000-$150,000,000Education Total$68,456,000,000$42,850,000,000-$25,606,000,000K-12 education$26,616,000,000$25,400,000,000-$1,216,000,000School construction and technology$21,000,000,000-$21,000,000,000Higher education$16,140,000,000$13,900,000,000-$2,240,000,000Early childhood programs$4,700,000,000$3,550,000,000-$1,150,000,000Energy Total$53,650,000,000$38,963,000,000-$14,687,000,000Fossil energy research$4,600,000,000-$4,600,000,000Energy efficiency projects$11,400,000,000$5,800,000,000-$5,600,000,000Electricity grid$11,000,000,000$4,500,000,000-$6,500,000,000Federal building/Defense facility efficiency$8,500,000,000$6,313,000,000-$2,187,000,000Renewable energy loans$8,000,000,000$8,500,000,000-$500,000,000Weatherization$6,200,000,000$2,900,000,000-$3,300,000,000Renewable energy research$2,350,000,000$2,600,000,000-$250,000,000Advanced batteries$2,000,000,000$2,000,000,000Other$4,200,000,000$1,750,000,000-$2,450,000,000Health Care Total$26,750,000,000$19,191,000,000-$7,559,000,000Health information technology$20,000,000,000$19,191,000,000-$809,000,000Other$6,750,000,000-$6,750,000,000Other Total$1,898,000,000$1,760,000,000-$138,000,000Accountability$248,000,000$110,000,000-$138,000,000Census$1,000,000,000$1,000,000,000DTV conversion coupons$650,000,000$650,000,000Science and Technology Total$17,771,000,000$22,405,000,000-$4,634,000,000Broadband$6,000,000,000$7,000,000,000-$1,000,000,000National Science Foundation$3,000,000,000$1,200,000,000-$1,800,000,000National Institutes of Health$2,000,000,000-$2,000,000,000Department of Energy$2,000,000,000-$2,000,000,000University research facilities$1,500,000,000-$1,500,000,000Biomedical research$900,000,000$10,000,000,000-$9,100,000,000NASA$600,000,000$1,300,000,000-$700,000,000National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration$600,000,000$1,000,000,000-$400,000,000Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$462,000,000-$462,000,000Other including National Institutes of Health$1,100,000,000-$1,100,000,000Other$709,000,000$805,000,000-$96,000,000Tax Cuts Total$282,284,000,000$358,162,000,000-$75,878,000,000Manufacturing$1,603,000,000-$1,603,000,000Individuals$184,637,000,000$302,198,000,000-$117,561,000,000State and local governments$42,957,000,000$14,272,000,000-$28,685,000,000Businesses$29,483,000,000$17,546,000,000-$11,937,000,000Energy projects$19,961,000,000$17,682,000,000-$2,279,000,000Other$5,246,000,000$4,861,000,000-$385,000,000Transportation and Infrastructure Total$80,604,000,000$85,090,000,000-$4,486,000,000Competitive grants$5,500,000,000-$5,500,000,000Homeland security$4,700,000,000-$4,700,000,000Federal buildings$1,400,000,000-$1,400,000,000Bureau of Reclamation$1,400,000,000-$1,400,000,000Water and waste disposal$1,400,000,000-$1,400,000,000Nuclear weapons program maintenance$1,000,000,000-$1,000,000,000Highways and bridges$30,000,000,000$27,000,000,000-$3,000,000,000Transit$12,000,000,000$8,400,000,000-$3,600,000,000Clean water$9,500,000,000$6,000,000,000-$3,500,000,000Defense Department facilities$8,265,000,000$2,400,000,000-$5,865,000,000Corps of Engineers$4,500,000,000$4,600,000,000-$100,000,000Water resources$1,124,000,000-$1,124,000,000Public land and parks$3,100,000,000$3,400,000,000-$300,000,000Aviation$3,000,000,000$1,300,000,000-$1,700,000,000Environmental cleanup$2,300,000,000$7,600,000,000-$5,300,000,000Border stations$1,250,000,000$1,200,000,000-$50,000,000Railroads$1,100,000,000$3,100,000,000-$2,000,000,000Veterans hospitals and cemeteries$1,000,000,000$3,700,000,000-$2,700,000,000Federal government technology$965,000,000-$965,000,000Wildfire mitigation$850,000,000-$850,000,000Other$1,650,000,000$990,000,000-$660,000,000

                                                                                                                                                                    *Some provisions that aren€t listed in one bill may be part of another category.

                                                                                                                                                                    Source: House Appropriations and Ways and Means committees, Senate Appropriations and Finance committees

                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Grabell and Krista Kjellman/ProPublica