Tax Stimulus Report Card: Comparing the House and Senate Bills

Publication Date: February 2009

Publisher: Tax Policy Center

Author(s): Rosanne Altshuler; Howard Gleckman; Roberton Williams

Research Area: Economics

Keywords: Federal Budgets & Fiscal Policy; Income and Wealth Distribution; Tax Distribution and Economic Trends; Taxes and Social Programs

Type: Report


This report card compares the provisions of the House and Senate tax stimulus bills (the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Plan of 2009"). The combined evaluation is preliminary and does not include all of the provisions in the bill - most notably we omit provisions related to state and local debt and recovery zone credits. TPC will update the report card as we learn more about specific provisions and as the stimulus bills move through Congress.