S. 277 - Serve America Act

Service, Community - Social welfare. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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) 
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)

Service, Community
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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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
Edward Kennedy
  • 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
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Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

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

Total contributions given to Senators from Elderly issues/Social Security, which…

supported this bill

Elderly issues/Social Security$308,483

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
Testimony of Michael Brown, Co-Founder and CEO, City Year, Inc.: Hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Michael Brown). Retrieved March 20, 2009, from City Year.pdf.
Corporation For National And Community Service
STATEMENT OF ALAN SOLOMONT, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF NATIONAL SERVICE: Hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Alan Solomont). Retrieved March 20, 2009, from Corp For Comm Service.pdf.
Experience Corps
Testimony of Lester Strong, CEO of Experience Corps: Hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Lester Strong). Retrieved March 20, 2009, from Experience Corps.pdf.
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.
Written Testimony of Michelle Bouchard: Hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Michelle Bouchard). Retrieved April 3, 2009, from healthcorps.pdf.
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.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from Elderly issues/Social Security interest groups, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$12,000$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$0
Mark BegichDAK$10,000$0
Bob BennettRUT$0$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,000$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$10,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$12,000$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
Jim BunningRKY$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$250$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$3,000$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Ben CardinDMD$9,950$0
Tom CarperDDE$1,580$0
Bob CaseyDPA$16,300$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
Hillary ClintonDNY$8,200$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$5,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
John CornynRTX$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0
Chris DoddDCT$15,900$0
Byron DorganDND$2,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$5,000$0
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$9,998$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$3,200$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$0
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$2,506$0
Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,000$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,800$0
John F. KerryDMA$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$8,500$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$5,250$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,500$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
Joe LiebermanICT$5,400$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$9,512$0
Dick LugarRIN$0$0
Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$6,500$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,000$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$8,684$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,999$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$5,000$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$3,000$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0
Harry ReidDNV$6,805$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$2,000$0
Ken SalazarDCO$1,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,000$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$4,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$6,500$0
Jon TesterDMT$5,199$0
John ThuneRSD$0$0
Mark UdallDCO$8,500$0
Tom UdallDNM$9,000$0
David VitterRLA$0$0
George VoinovichROH$0$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$1,550$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,000$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
Ron WydenDOR$2,000$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

$ Donated
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