Economic Stimulus Legislation Approved by U.S. Senate and Sent to Conference Committee

Update:  A later version of this legislation was signed into law on Tuesday, February 17.

Today, the U.S. Senate approved its version of economic stimulus legislation (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, H.R. 1). This version (referred to as the Collins-Nelson Amendment or Amendment 570) differs from the legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. A conference committee will now be convened to create a single bill that will be presented to both chambers of Congress for consideration.

As highlighted in these posts on Green Collar Blog, both versions of the bill contain investments and tax credits to support clean energy, energy efficiency, and green jobs.  To view the complete bill text:

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