Congressman Thompson Displays American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Investments in Interactive Web Map

Apr 21, 2009
Press Release
Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA01) launched an interactive Google Map on his web site ( to highlight the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at work in our district. The map reflects funding that has been announced to date, and it will be updated continuously.

“This is a great way to track where the stimulus money is making a difference in our communities,” said Congressman Thompson. “So far, we've learned of nearly $80 million that will go to important projects all across our district, and we'll continue to update our web site to keep everyone informed. By making the funding process as open and transparent as possible, we can all track how the American people's money is being spent to jumpstart our economy and put folks back to work.”

Congressman Thompson has also created a guide to grants that are available from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for local government agencies and non-profits that is available on his website at: This guide will also be continuously updated as more information becomes available.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a comprehensive economic recovery package designed to jumpstart the economy, provide tax benefits for families and small businesses, and invest in infrastructure and innovation. Developed with the Obama Administration, this package will create an estimated 3.5 million new jobs, give 95 percent of working families an immediate tax cut, shore up the nation's aging infrastructure and help our country shift to green energy technology.

The stimulus measure is expected to provide $31-35 billion for California to build roads and bridges, and upgrade schools, and is expected to create or save nearly 400,000 jobs in our state, the most in the country, and 8,000 jobs in our district. Congressman Thompson helped draft key energy tax provisions of the bill and voted in favor of the legislation.