From ABC News, report July 2010:
As the midterm election season approaches, new road signs are popping up everywhere – millions of dollars worth of signs touting "The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and reminding passers-by that the program is "Putting America Back to Work."Bill introduced by Republican Rep. Schock
On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov.
However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign
From The Hill, "Schock bill would prevent spending on signs promoting stimulus" Jan. 21:
Legislation introduced this week by Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) would prohibit the use of funds from the 2009 stimulus bill to pay for road signs that identify construction projects that are being funded by the stimulus bill.
The bill, H.R. 389, would end stimulus funding for signs that have said "Project Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" (ARRA) or "Putting America to Work." Republicans have bristled at the use of these signs, which they say promote the costly stimulus bill and the Obama administration.