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The Renewable Energy, Electric Transmission, Energy Tax and Other Infrastructure Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

March 02, 2009

By Bill DeGrandis, Alan Eskandari, Michael Haun, Sean Honeywill, Alexandra Konieczny, and Eric Pogue

The landmark economic stimulus package at the core of President Obama's recovery plan passed through both the House and Senate on February 13, and was signed into law by President Obama on February 17. The end result is a slightly leaner, trimmer version of the original House bill, H.R.1, with tax cuts and spending totaling approximately $787 billion, down from nearly the $900 billion proposed by the House.