Although the plan was suppose to help create jobs, there was plenty of other causes represented. Among the nearly $820 billion in the proposal are $25 million for new ATV trails; $400 million for the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global warming research; $335 million for the Centers for Disease Control to combat sexually-transmitted diseases; and $650 million coupons to subsidize TV viewers for digital television conversion.
Supporters of the bill contend though that the bill is suppose to help create jobs and that's exactly what it does.
Of the $819 billion package, $30 billion has been set aside for infrastructure spending.
"I think that you have a hard economic argument to make that paving a road, or fixing a bridge, or building a wind turbine, or laying a power grid doesn't create jobs," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
Now the bill heads to the Senate for consideration.