Legislative Updates, page 2

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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House Passes Stimulus with $350M for CNCS

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 8406, the Heroes Act, a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package that includes $350 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service. The legislation passed on a party line vote of...

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House Appropriations Committee Increases Funding for CNCS by $50M

The House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2021 Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill out of committee. In total, the bill would provide nearly $221 billion for the Labor-HHS-funded agencies and accounts, including $196.5 billion in regular discretionary...

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