S. 277 - Serve America Act

Service, Community - Social welfare. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Serve America Act

S. 277 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Service, Community
Summary
A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Serve America Act
  • Serve America Act
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Social welfare
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Advisory bodies
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Disaster relief and insurance
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Employment and training programs
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Financial literacy
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Forests
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Higher education
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Low- and moderate-income housing
  • National and community service
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Personnel records
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Residential rehabilitation and home repair
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/16/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/16/2009
1/16/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Put on a legislative calendar3/18/2009Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
3/18/2009Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Mikulski with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar3/18/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 34.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $117,780 Against $0
  2. March - April 2005 For $362,512 Against $0
  3. May - June 2005 For $389,085 Against $0
  4. July - August 2005 For $168,682 Against $0
  5. September - October 2005 For $317,076 Against $0
  6. November - December 2005 For $326,972 Against $0
  7. January - February 2006 For $155,180 Against $0
  8. March - April 2006 For $392,286 Against $0
  9. May - June 2006 For $445,507 Against $0
  10. July - August 2006 For $476,935 Against $0
  11. September - October 2006 For $1,070,863 Against $0
  12. November - December 2006 For $166,783 Against $0
  13. January - February 2007 For $88,887 Against $0
  14. March - April 2007 For $317,313 Against $0
  15. May - June 2007 For $244,900 Against $0
  16. July - August 2007 For $140,095 Against $0
  17. September - October 2007 For $291,200 Against $0
  18. November - December 2007 For $332,147 Against $0
  19. January - February 2008 For $171,810 Against $0
  20. March - April 2008 For $307,806 Against $0
  21. May - June 2008 For $313,521 Against $0
  22. July - August 2008 For $401,644 Against $0
  23. September - October 2008 For $552,395 Against $0
  24. November - December 2008 For $73,465 Against $0
  25. January - February 2009 For $49,300 Against $0
  26. March - April 2009 For $173,950 Against $0
  27. May - June 2009 For $254,273 Against $0
  28. July - August 2009 For $203,030 Against $0
  29. September - October 2009 For $207,129 Against $0
  30. November - December 2009 For $167,301 Against $0
  31. January - February 2010 For $122,170 Against $0
  32. March - April 2010 For $260,560 Against $0
  33. May - June 2010 For $268,126 Against $0
  34. July - August 2010 For $168,931 Against $0
  35. September - October 2010 For $577,540 Against $0
  36. November - December 2010 For $81,600 Against $0

Votes

    9 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Serve America Act

    9 organizations supported this bill

    America Forward Coalition
    America Forward (2009, March 25). Support the Serve America Act: Call Your Senator. Retrieved April 3, 2009, from America Forward.
    Arizona State University
    Elizares, Janelle (2009, March 24). Serve America Act will benefit nonprofits. Retrieved April 3, 2009, from ASU Community Exchange.
    City Year
    Brown, Michael (2009, March 10). Testimony of Michael Brown at a Hearing on the Next Generation of National Service. Retrieved March 20, 2009, from Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
    Corporation For National And Community Service
    Solomont, Alan (2009, March 10). Testimony of Alan Solomont at a Hearing on the Next Generation of National Service. Retrieved March 20, 2009, from Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
    Experience Corps
    Strong, Lester (2009, March 10). Testimony of Lester Strong at a Hearing on the Next Generation of National Service. Retrieved March 20, 2009, from Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
    Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity (2009, April 1). Habitat for Humanity International supports Serve America Act to help increase service opportunities, stabilize communities. Retrieved April 3, 2009, from Habitat for Humanity.
    HealthCorps
    Bouchard, Michelle (2009, March 10). Testimony of Michelle Bouchard at a Hearing on the Next Generation of National Service. Retrieved April 3, 2009, from Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
    United Way of America
    United Way (n.d.). Support United Way's Public Policy Work . Retrieved April 3, 2009, from United Way.
    Voices For National Service
    Voices for National Service (2009, March 31). Congress Votes to Dramatically Expand National Service. Retrieved April 3, 2009, from Voices for National Service.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$32,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$147,661$0
    John BarrassoRWY$16,450$0
    Max BaucusDMT$100,563$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$80,640$0
    Mark BegichDAK$64,272$0
    Bob BennettRUT$38,050$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$39,349$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$8,850$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$391,269$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$316,793$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0
    Jim BunningRKY$3,500$0
    Richard BurrRNC$60,375$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$2,400$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$63,150$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$197,869$0
    Ben CardinDMD$207,954$0
    Tom CarperDDE$28,425$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$302,248$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$66,468$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$697,946$0
    Tom CoburnROK$7,400$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$19,350$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$61,550$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$49,367$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$209,335$0
    John CornynRTX$130,650$0
    Mike CrapoRID$11,680$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$47,050$0
    Chris DoddDCT$79,350$0
    Byron DorganDND$35,099$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$233,650$0
    John EnsignRNV$8,300$0
    Mike EnziRWY$1,500$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$443,814$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$92,431$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$74,482$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$50,300$0
    Judd GreggRNH$500$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$192,036$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$143,350$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$56,601$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$67,650$0
    Jim InhofeROK$15,370$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$62,400$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,000$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$13,850$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$54,900$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$134,100$0
    John F. KerryDMA$72,635$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$211,250$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$88,120$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$143,402$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$72,466$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$24,700$0
    Carl LevinDMI$143,900$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$196,425$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$89,577$0
    Dick LugarRIN$49,181$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$11,050$0
    John McCainRAZ$57,775$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$206,646$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$124,875$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$147,386$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$157,111$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$104,074$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$12,550$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$193,464$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$59,827$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$160,090$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$22,350$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,825$0
    Harry ReidDNV$288,105$0
    Jim RischRID$6,350$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$22,400$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$117,757$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$30,342$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$105,803$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$167,225$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$46,800$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$144,970$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$46,000$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$55,655$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$236,540$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$253,426$0
    Jon TesterDMT$109,518$0
    John ThuneRSD$42,340$0
    Mark UdallDCO$179,570$0
    Tom UdallDNM$118,251$0
    David VitterRLA$34,675$0
    George VoinovichROH$20,230$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$178,348$0
    Jim WebbDVA$178,545$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$84,398$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$35,030$0
    Ron WydenDOR$70,000$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$32,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$147,661$0
    John BarrassoRWY$16,450$0
    Max BaucusDMT$100,563$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$80,640$0
    Mark BegichDAK$64,272$0
    Bob BennettRUT$38,050$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$39,349$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$8,850$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$391,269$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$316,793$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0
    Jim BunningRKY$3,500$0
    Richard BurrRNC$60,375$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$2,400$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$63,150$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$197,869$0
    Ben CardinDMD$207,954$0
    Tom CarperDDE$28,425$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$302,248$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$66,468$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$697,946$0
    Tom CoburnROK$7,400$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$19,350$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$61,550$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$49,367$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$209,335$0
    John CornynRTX$130,650$0
    Mike CrapoRID$11,680$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$47,050$0
    Chris DoddDCT$79,350$0
    Byron DorganDND$35,099$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$233,650$0
    John EnsignRNV$8,300$0
    Mike EnziRWY$1,500$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$443,814$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$92,431$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$74,482$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$50,300$0
    Judd GreggRNH$500$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$192,036$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$143,350$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$56,601$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$67,650$0
    Jim InhofeROK$15,370$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$62,400$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,000$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$13,850$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$54,900$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$134,100$0
    John F. KerryDMA$72,635$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$211,250$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$88,120$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$143,402$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$72,466$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$24,700$0
    Carl LevinDMI$143,900$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$196,425$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$89,577$0
    Dick LugarRIN$49,181$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$11,050$0
    John McCainRAZ$57,775$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$206,646$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$124,875$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$147,386$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$157,111$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$104,074$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$12,550$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$193,464$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$59,827$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$160,090$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$22,350$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,825$0
    Harry ReidDNV$288,105$0
    Jim RischRID$6,350$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$22,400$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$117,757$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$30,342$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$105,803$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$167,225$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$46,800$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$144,970$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$46,000$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$55,655$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$236,540$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$253,426$0
    Jon TesterDMT$109,518$0
    John ThuneRSD$42,340$0
    Mark UdallDCO$179,570$0
    Tom UdallDNM$118,251$0
    David VitterRLA$34,675$0
    George VoinovichROH$20,230$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$178,348$0
    Jim WebbDVA$178,545$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$84,398$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$35,030$0
    Ron WydenDOR$70,000$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Schools & colleges$7,468,241
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,907,800
    Welfare & Social Work$474,230
    Elderly issues/Social Security$308,483

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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