Legislative Updates

Senate Reintroduces the CORPS Act

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) have reintroduced the Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service Act or CORPS Act along with 15 other original cosponsors – Senators Blunt (R-MO),Cassidy (R-LA), Collins (R-ME), Cornyn (R-TX), Graham...

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American Jobs Plan includes support for Civilian Climate Corps

President Biden unveiled a sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure plan with investments on a range of issues including transportation, education, energy, and the climate. The $2 trillion American Jobs Plan includes $10 billion to establish a Civilian Climate Corps and mobilize...

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The Civilian Climate Corps Act

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced S. 1057, the Civilian Climate Corps Act. Reps. Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the House companion, HR. 2241. The bill would establish a Civilian...

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Congress Passes COVID-19 Rescue Package

On Wednesday, March 10th, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan, sending the $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation bill to President Biden to sign into law. The COVID-19 package, which provides critical pandemic relief and economic support...

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Senate Appropriations Committee Recommends $50M Increase for CNCS

The Republican leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee released a dozen fiscal year 2021 spending bills, including the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. The Labor-HHS bill includes nearly $1.2 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service...

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President Signs CR to Fund CNCS until Dec 11

President Trump signed a fiscal year 2021 continuing resolution (CR), a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown and funds the Corporation for National and Community Service into December. While the House of Representatives passed a FY21 Labor-HHS Appropriations...

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