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President Signs Service Legislation

April 23, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, authorizing the largest expansion in federally-subsidized service in almost 2 decades. The bill enjoyed bi-partisan support in the House and Senate, and paves the way for a major increase in the number of volunteers across the American population.

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House Approves National Service Legislation

March 19, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

The House yesterday approved it's version of an expanded volunteer/national service package, one of President Barack Obama's priorities for the legislative calender. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act sailed through the House by a vote of 321 to 105. The Senate is expected to vote on a companion piece, the Serve America Act, next week.

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