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Stimulus.org is a historical project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which tracked the money spent by the 2009 stimulus bill. This site is not regularly updated.

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One year ago, on February 17, Congress and the President enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a fiscal stimulus bill relying on a combination of spending increases and tax breaks. Since then, over $300 billion has been disbursed, and recent estimates now put the total cost of the bill at $862 billion over ten year, up from the original $787 billion.

Happy Birthday ARRA: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act One Year Later  assesses ARRA's spend-out rates, effectiveness, and proposals to extend existing stimulus and create new provisions.

To address the current economic crisis, the federal government has pledged trillions of dollars in loans, equity purchases, guarantees, tax cuts, and spending through over a dozen federal agencies.

  Stimulus.org compiles each of these actions in a sortable, filterable, and collapsible interactive chart. It tracks the maximum amount pledged, the amount of money which has been spent, and the deficit impact of that spending whenever possible. It also includes detailed descriptions and historical data for various provisions. 

Stimulus.org is a database of government responses to the recent financial and economic crisis that is organized in a thematic hierarchy. When users first arrive at the chart they see the broadest categories of government spending, but from there can explore the data at greater depth.

Items can be sorted by clicking the header categories, or filtered using the search box and drop-down menus above the chart.

Use the green arrows to expand out subcategories, and the “+” symbol to drill down further. Or click on the text of the items themselves for further details.

01/02/2013
The deal permanently extends most of the tax cuts at stake, while temporarily extending or delaying refundable tax credits, unemployment benefits, and the sequester, among other things.
12/20/2012
The company will buy back 200 million shares while Treasury plans to sell the remaining 300 million over the next 12 to 15 months.
12/12/2012
The FOMC stated that it would keep the federal funds rate at zero until inflation hits 2.5 percent and unemployment hits 6.5 percent.