New push for infrastructure funding in US jobs bill
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The House of Representatives in December passed a $155 billion jobs package which, like the 2009 economic stimulus plan, is intended to save and create jobs through direct federal spending and financing.
The bill would provide $48.3 billion for construction projects, including highways, transit and sewer and water upgrades. Another $4 billion would go to school repairs and $2 billion to fix up public and rental housing units.
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