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Spending Provisions

Economic Target: 
Action Type: 
Maximum Amount: 
$551.00 billion
Amount Spent: 
$477.50 billion
Deficit Impact: 
$556.00 billion

Provisions are part of the $787 billion "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," a set of policies designed to mitigate the effects of the economic crisis. The act contains significant spending for direct worker assistance, infrastructure, healthcare, education, aid to states, and other areas.


Positive numbers in table indicate spending, negative numbers indicate savings or revenue. Maximum amount is the peak cumulative cost of a provision over the period 2009-2019. Deficit impact is taken from CBO's deficit impact calculation for 2009-2019. Amount Spent as of 9/21/2012 (

*In the Budget and Economic Update in August 2009 (, CBO estimated that an additional $2 billion would be made available for Medicaid matches, increasing the maximum amount for Health Care Spending.

In the January 2010 baseline, CBO estimated that the total cost of the bill would total $862 billion, after making several upward revisions (including $21 billion more for unemployment insurance, $34 billion more for food stamps, and $3 billion less for Medicaid state matching).

CBO's August 2010 Budget Update re-estimated the total of ARRA, putting the number at $814 billion.

CBO's January 2011 baseline upped the estimate of ARRA slightly to $821 billion.

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