H.Res. 453 : Recognizing the significant accomplishments of the AmeriCorps

H.Res. 453

Recognizing the significant accomplishments of the AmeriCorps

Sponsor
Rep. Doris O. Matsui

Date
June 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 453 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) on May 18, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 453 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Encourages all citizens to join in a national effort to salute AmeriCorps members and alumni, and raise awareness about the importance of national and community service;
  • "Acknowledges the significant accomplishments of the AmeriCorps members, alumni, and community partners;
  • "Recognizes the important contributions to the lives of our citizens by AmeriCorps members; and
  • "Encourages citizens of all ages and backgrounds and from each state to consider serving in AmeriCorps."

 

Background

Some Members are concerned that AmeriCorps volunteers are currently employed (and recruited) by community organizations including Planned Parenthood.  Members have expressed concern that federal funding should not support "volunteers" to be paid to work for abortion providers and grant them further flexibility with their finances and resources (understanding that money is fungible).  For a recent example of an AmeriCorps job opportunity at a Planned Parenthood, click here