President Obama's first major piece of legislation is being called the "Stimulus" Bill by the Democrats, the "Welfare State Giveaway" by the Republicans and "H.R. 1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" on the Hill. While trying to make sense of what is actually in the bill, I found an excellent site called, GovTrack that allows people to track legislation as it winds its way through Congress.
Following is the description of the bill from GovTrack:
Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
In addition to providing the full text of the bill, the site also offers an update feed of all the bill's legislative activity. If it's working correctly, it will automatically update this post with the most recent activities in regard to the progress of this bill.
Following is that feed:
I hope you find this as informative and helpful as I have!