Monday, September 15, 2008

National Service Bill: September 12, 2008

The House was not in session and the Senate had a shortened day. The House adjourned on Thursday to let Members of Congress who would be affected by Hurricane Ike get back home to their respective districts.

One bill introduced in the Senate, that has a great chance of passing, especially considering both presidential candidates are co-sponsors, is Sen. Kennedy's national service bill to encourage Americans to volunteer for a national cause and create a series of funds and tax incentives aimed at encouraging service:

By Mr. REID (D-NV)(for Mr. KENNEDY (D-MA)(for himself, Mr. HATCH (R-UT), Mr. OBAMA (D-IL), Mr. MCCAIN (R-AZ), Mr. DODD (D-CT), Mr. COCHRAN (R-MS), and Mrs. CLINTON (D-NY))):
S. 3487. A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Source: GPO [S8482]

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