Recommendations to Select Committee on Federal Recovery Funds for March 10-12 Public Hearings

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March 5, 2009

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On March 5, the House Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding began hearing public testimony on the use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, also called “the stimulus package”) funds in the Texas state budget. ARRA provides billions of dollars to support critical public structures, protect vulnerable Texans during this economic downturn, and set our economy on the road to recovery. This paper summarizes our recommendations for taking full advantage of the benefits in the recovery package.