Construction-related spending in House Democrats' stimulus proposal, released Jan.15, could approach $160 billion. But a precise figure is hard to determine because some of the accounts that would receive funding under the plan can go for other types of capital spending besides infrastructure or buildings.
A look at the House Appropriations Committee's explanatory report on the bill shows substantial funding for a wide range of construction programs across many federal departments and agencies. Stimulus aid for buildings is especially widespread among agencies.
| TRANSPORTATION [$43.75 billion] |
| DEFENSE/VETERANS [$11.45 billion] |
Photo: J. Peabody
| HOUSING/HUD [$13.29 billion] |
| SCHOOLS [$20.1 billion] |
| ENERGY [$36 billion] |
| OTHER BUILDINGS [$12.853 billion] |
Photo: Neil Brake
| HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. BUILDINGS [$4.05 billion] |
| WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [$17.124 billion] |
| OTHER [$575 million] |