(CNN) – Republican senators have unveiled a $713 billion alternative stimulus measure put together by GOP Sen. Mel Martinez.
The measure, obtained by CNN, narrows government spending to infrastructure programs and helping unemployed Americans, addresses the housing crisis, and relies mostly on tax cuts.
Read the measure [PDF]
It remains unclear how many Republican senators have signed onto the measure, but it is a broader approach than the GOP leadership has called for. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he wants to limit the stimulus to tax cuts and addressing the housing crisis
But the measure is narrower in scope than the Democratic plan because it eliminates spending on many of the government programs that many Republicans, and some Democrats, believe should not be in the stimulus package.
The broad breakdown:
$430 billion dollars on tax cuts.
$114 billion for infrastructure projects.
$138 billion for extending unemployment insurance, food stamps and other provisions to help “Americans in need.”
$31 billion to address the housing crisis ($11 billion for a loan modification program, $20.4 billion in tax incentives for home purchases, $50 million to temporarily increase loan limits for Freddie, Fannie and FHA)