The Stimulus Plan: Where the Money Would Go

by Michael Grabell, ProPublica - January 26, 2008 5:00 pm EST

Jan. 29: This chart has been updated to reflect the stimulus plan passed by the House.

The economic stimulus plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would spend almost $819 billion on programs to create jobs, cut taxes and help lower-income Americans. The chart below breaks down spending by category. Scroll over a box for details; right click to zoom in on a category.

Source: Congressional Budget Office and HR 1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

If you would like to compare this version of the economic stimulus plan with the previous version, made from House summaries of the bill, click here.

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Michael Grabell writes about economic issues, labor, immigration and trade. In 2018, he was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their coverage of President Trump’s family separation policy.