Legislative Updates, page 2

House Introduces the Building Civic Bridges Act  

Led by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), nine House Republicans and nine House Democrats introduced the Building Civic Bridges Act.  This bipartisan legislation would establish an Office of Civic Bridgebuilding at the AmeriCorps agency to help reduce polarization and build relationships...

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Third CR Extends FY21 Funding Until March 11

The Senate passed another short-term funding bill to head off a government shutdown. The third continuing resolution (CR) will keep the government funded at FY21 levels for three more weeks through March 11, 2022. The House passed this measure last...

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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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