Legislative Updates

Get regular updates on policy and funding. Learn how legislation will affect national service programs.

AmeriCorps Committees Set for 118th Congress

The start of the 118th Congress, as the Senate has moved into a Democratic majority and the House has moved into a Republican majority, has led to a shake-up in the leadership and membership of the committees that are responsible...

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Support the ACTION for National Service Act

Background on the America’s Call to Improve Opportunities Now (ACTION) for National Service Act The ACTION for National Service Act, sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative John Larson (D-CT) would improve access to national service opportunities, lower student...

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Support the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act

Background on the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act: More than 30 years ago, AmeriCorps was designed to provide a pathway to economic and educational opportunity for those who serve the nation and their communities. Every AmeriCorps member who...

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Congress Passes FY23 Funding Package

The House and Senate have passed a $1.7 trillion FY23 omnibus funding package that includes $1.313 billion for the AmeriCorps agency. The budget has now been sent to President Biden for his signature. The omnibus, which funds the federal government through...

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Congress Releases FY23 Funding Package

House and Senate appropriators released a $1.66 trillion FY23 omnibus funding package to fund the federal government through September 2023 that includes $1.313 billion for the AmeriCorps agency.  The omnibus includes $772.5 billion for non-defense discretionary programs, $858 billion in...

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Senate Democrats Recommend $1.225B for AmeriCorps

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released twelve FY23 spending bills on July 28th. The Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill includes $1.225 billion for the AmeriCorps agency, $74.7 million or 6.5% more than last year. The Senate’s...

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