Gone From the Stimulus Bill

Monday, February 09, 2009

As members of Congress continue to wrangle about what to cut from the soon-to-be-enacted stimulus bill, some details have emerged as to what has already been eliminated. Among the expenditures considered not stimulating enough to be funded:

$16 billion for school construction
$3.5 billion for making federal buildings more energy efficient
$870 million for the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, which is in charge of developing and purchasing vaccines and drugs in anticipation of pandemic flu and bioterrorism attacks
$200 million for baggage-screening equipment for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
$122.5 million for new Coast Guard icebreakers and cutters


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