Center for American Progress

EXPERTS: Recovery Essential But House Bill Creates More Jobs
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EXPERTS: Recovery Essential But House Bill Creates More Jobs

February 9, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Center for American Progress Economics Experts Michael Ettlinger and Will Straw provide their analysis on the stimulus proposals in the House and Senate.

Will Straw’s piece, House Recovery Act Creates More Jobs than Senate Compromise, outlines why the House-passed legislation creates or saves between 430,000 and 538,000 more jobs than the Senate compromise and how the Senate compromise weakens the ability of the package to achieve that aim.

Michael Ettlinger’s piece, A Step Forward, a Stumble Back, outlines how the Senate compromise would provide a great boost to the economy—but legislation closer to the House-passed version (or the version originally introduced in the Senate) would do more.

More on economic recovery from CAP:

Video: Rescuing the American Economy: A Guide to How the Stimulus Works

Brief: Recovery and Reinvestment 101

Interactive Map: Beyond the Beltway: Helping Those Most in Need

Interactive: Build Your Own Stimulus Package