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Summer Stimulus Spending

Summer Stimulus Spending

The White House said today that federal agencies this summer will release money for projects to create or save 600,000 jobs. Some of the projects are under way.

Agriculture: Build 200 rural waste and water systems.

Defense: Start 2,300 improvement projects at 359 military bases.

Education: Hire 135,000 teachers, principals and support staff.

EPA: Begin or accelerate cleanup at 20 Superfund sites.

Health and Human Services: Expand service at 1,129 health centers for 300,000 patients.

Interior: Make improvements at 107 national parks.

Justice: Fund 5,000 new or saved law-enforcement jobs.

Labor: Create 125,000 summer jobs for youths.

Transportation: Improve 98 airports and 1,500 highways.

Veterans Affairs: Improve 90 new medical centers.

SOURCE: The White House