Also in today’s Morning Jolt:
Five Years Later, the Federal Government Is Still Spending Stimulus Money
The U.S. government is still spending money that it classifies as part of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” a.k.a. the stimulus, signed into law February 19, 2009.
For example, the Department of Veterans Affairs is spending $219,117.11 to remove a dumbwaiter elevator near the Biomedical and Dietetics Area on the second floor in the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.
The expenditures go on, even though Recovery.gov is no longer updating its information: “When Congress passed the Federal Government’s Fiscal Year ‘14 Omnibus Spending Bill in January 2014 it included a clause repealing Section 1512 of the Recovery Act which required recipients of ARRA awards to report quarterly on the status of those awards. The result was the recipients reported for the last time January 1–14, 2014.”