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1 What got cut from the stimulus bill on Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:28 pm


What got cut from the stimulus bill
Bipartisan group of senators reaches compromise on stimulus bill

Items partially cut include funds for FBI construction, federal hybrid cars, EPA

Items entirely cut include funds for federal prisons, NASA, school construction
(CNN) -- A coalition of Democrats and some Republicans reached a compromise that trimmed billions in spending from an earlier version of the Senate economic stimulus bill.

Senators worked late into the night to trim billions from the original stimulus bill.

CNN obtained, from a Democratic leadership aide, a list of some programs that have been cut, either entirely or partially:

Partially cut:

$3.5 billion for energy-efficient federal buildings (original bill $7 billion)

$75 million from Smithsonian (original bill $150 million)

$200 million from Environmental Protection Agency Superfund (original bill $800 million)

$100 million from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (original bill $427 million)

$100 million from law enforcement wireless (original bill $200 million)

$300 million from federal fleet of hybrid vehicles (original bill $600 million)

$100 million from FBI construction (original bill $400 million)

Fully eliminated

$55 million for historic preservation

$122 million for Coast Guard polar icebreaker/cutters

$100 million for Farm Service Agency modernization

$50 million for Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service

$65 million for watershed rehabilitation

$100 million for distance learning

$98 million for school nutrition

$50 million for aquaculture

$2 billion for broadband

$100 million for National Institute of Standards and Technology

$50 million for detention trustee

$25 million for Marshalls Construction

$300 million for federal prisons

$300 million for BYRNE Formula grant program

$140 million for BYRNE Competitive grant program

$10 million state and local law enforcement

$50 million for NASA

$50 million for aeronautics

$50 million for exploration

$50 million for Cross Agency Support

$200 million for National Science Foundation

$100 million for science

$1 billion for Energy Loan Guarantees

$4.5 billion for General Services Administration

$89 million General Services Administration operations

$50 million from Department of Homeland Security

$200 million Transportation Security Administration

$122 million for Coast Guard Cutters, modifies use

$25 million for Fish and Wildlife

$55 million for historic preservation

$20 million for working capital fund

$165 million for Forest Service capital improvement

$90 million for State and Private Wildlife Fire Management

$1 billion for Head Start/Early Start

$5.8 billion for Health Prevention Activity

$2 billion for Health Information Technology Grants

$600 million for Title I (No Child Left Behind)

$16 billion for school construction

$3.5 billion for higher education construction

$1.25 billion for project based rental

$2.25 billion for Neighborhood Stabilization

$1.2 billion for retrofitting Project 8 housing

$40 billion for state fiscal stabilization (includes $7.5 billion of state incentive grants

2 Re: What got cut from the stimulus bill on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:02 am

rosco 357

wow thats quite a list, i wonder if it will pass now,, i assume this is the senate version, and if it passes, it will go to conference with the house and they will work on one bill, that will come out, of conference for the prez to sign,take care,

3 Re: What got cut from the stimulus bill on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:13 am


Where are the ATV trails, Honey-bees, Disney bailout and all the other crap ? This stimulus plan is a friggin joke..I'm not feel stimulated ,I am feeling screwed, and so is my pay check when we the taxpayers pay this back.

4 Re: What got cut from the stimulus bill on Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:17 am

rosco 357

well we suspose to get a stimulus check still, and i think maybe a lower tax rate, but not sure about lower rates,, just have to see, but as far as paying it back , i dont think when this is paid back i will be around, . did u notice on as i do my own taxes, on federal if u take standard deductions, this year u can add ur realestate tax to a max of 500 bucks, which is new, ,,wish it was higher, but anything helps, ,

5 Re: What got cut from the stimulus bill on Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:45 pm



This is the site that explains the new deductions for taxes this year.
500.00 will help but would love to triple that, they are eating me up on taxes even after homestead

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