The Congressional Budget Office's first analysis of the entire House recovery bill makes clear that what experts have been saying all along: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides immediate stimulus to help create jobs and makes long-term, targeted, and responsible investments to keep our nation's economy growing for years to come.
According to the CBO, about two-thirds of the plan's recovery investments will come in the first 18 months after it is enacted. The House bill will create jobs, help end the recession sooner, provide tax relief to millions of Americans and make critical long-term investments to lay the foundation for a stronger economy.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's ability to create and save 3 to 4 million jobs is the change the American people were promised and the pledge the House will make good on this week. The American people look forward to rapid action in Congress and to President Obama signing the bill into law so we can begin to move our economy in a New Direction.