Major items in the House's $174 billion jobs bill

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 6:25 PM

Key features of the House's $174 billion jobs bill:

_$36 billion for highways and mass transit.

_$20 billion to keep Highway Trust Fund solvent for existing obligations.

_$23 billion to pay teacher salaries in an attempt to save or create about 250,000 education jobs.

_$2 billion for job training, summer jobs for teenagers and for AmeriCorps.

_$500 million to retain or hire firefighters.

_$1.2 billion to put 5,500 law enforcement officials on the beat.

_$2.3 billion to extend the $1,000-per-child tax credit to 16 million poor families.

_$24 billion to states for Medicaid for the poor and disabled.

_$41 billion to extend emergency unemployment benefits for six months.

_$12.3 billion for health insurance subsidies for long-term jobless workers.

_$600 million for improvements to airports and seaports.

_$2.8 billion for water projects.

_$2 billion for housing renovations.