Documents Regarding Economic Stimulus and the General Economic Outlook

Since issues related to stimulating the U.S. economy and the more general economic outlook are being so widely discussed in the news media, we thought it would be helpful to add context to the general discussion by posting a few federal documents which provide an added dimension to the topic.

The list of materials below is not meant to be comprehensive; most have been generated in the past few days by those involved directly in developing the proposed stimulus package. In addition, we have added two documents which discuss the general outlook of the economy.

Here is the list with brief descriptions. To gain access to these materials click on the links provided:

Fact Sheet: CBO Budget Outlook, Fy 2008-2018

State-by-State Economic Snapshots: Reports Prepared by the Joint Economic Committee

Subprime Crisis Timetable: Prepared by Joint Economic Committee – December 2007 – August 2007

Expanded Summary of the 2008 Economic Growth Package From House Minority Leader John Boehner

Expanded Summary of the 2008 Economic Growth Package From Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Summary of the Economic Stimulus Agreement From the White House

Transcript of a Press Conference From Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader John Boehner and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson: Transcript as Released by theOffice of Speaker Pelosi

Economic Stimulus Bill HR 5140 To provide economic stimulus through recover rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits…

Statement of Administration Policy for House Consideration of the Recovery Rebate and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act, H.R. 5140 (PDF 48 KB)
SAP Prepared by the Office of Management and Budget

U.S.Senate: Description of the Chairman’s Modification to the Provisions of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (PDF 86.8 KB)
Prepared by the Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation

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