Legislative Updates, page 2

Congress Extends FY22 CR until Feb. 18

The House and Senate passed a stopgap bill to extend federal funding through February 18, 2022. This new continuing resolution will give Congress 11 more weeks to try to resolve partisan disputes over funding levels and policy riders that have...

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House Passes Build Back Better Act

The House passed the Build Back Better Act, a roughly $2.2 trillion package of spending and tax breaks to expand the social safety net and combat climate change. The bill includes $15.2 billion for the AmeriCorps Agency to be spent over an...

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Senate Democrats Recommend $1.18B for AmeriCorps

In an effort to jumpstart bipartisan negotiations on the annual spending bills, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released nine FY22 appropriations bills on October 18th. The Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill includes $1.185 billion for the...

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Congress Passes CR to Fund AmeriCorps Agency until Dec 3

President Biden signed a fiscal year 2022 continuing resolution (CR), a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown and funds the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) or AmeriCorps Agency into December. While the House of Representatives passed...

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President Nominates Three More to AmeriCorps Board of Directors

On July 30, President Biden announced his intent to nominate three additional members to the AmeriCorps agency’s Board of Directors – Leslie Bluhm, Lisette Nieves, and Flor Romero. The Board of Directors provide overall guidance to the agency and senior leaders, including the...

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