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  • Latest Action: Sep 12, 2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • 63% of users oppose S.3487

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    63% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.3487.
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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This legislation aimed to increase the number of service/volunteer opportunities supported by the federal government. While it did not proceed in the 110th Congress, it was approved by the House and Senate in the 111th Congress. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on April 21, 2009.

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    • On February 26, 2009, by Anonymous - What are the "specified areas of national need"

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 26, 2009, "What are the "specified areas of national need""
    • On March 10, 2009, by sw1999 - What about about giving Federal service credit to AmeriCorps members in ALL programs? Doesn't their year of service count even though the funding for their programs didn't come DIRECTLY from the Feds? Honor those who serve! Give ALL AmeriCorps Alums federal service credit for their year of service!!!

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      As noted by sw1999, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 10, 2009, "What about about giving Federal service credit to AmeriCorps members in ALL programs? Doesn't their year of service count even though the funding for their programs didn't come DIRECTLY from the Feds? Honor those who serve! Give ALL AmeriCorps Alums federal service credit for their year of service!!! "
    • On March 24, 2009, by Rowland - POVERTY WAGES for people in poverty to help others in poverty. WE NEED TO PAY THESE WORKERS AT LEST MINIMUM WAGE. IT'S ILLEGAL AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING IT.

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      As noted by Rowland, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 24, 2009, "POVERTY WAGES for people in poverty to help others in poverty. WE NEED TO PAY THESE WORKERS AT LEST MINIMUM WAGE. IT'S ILLEGAL AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING IT. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.3487: e-KNOW Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - June 13, 2010 by opencongress.org - Advanced Search Options. Use the options to the right to narrow down your search results. Sessions: 111th Congress 110th Congress 109th Congress. Search in: Bills Congresspeople Committees Issues User Comments OpenCongress Blog Indicator ... S.3487 - e-KNO

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    • Service Coalitions Propose 'Nonprofit Stimulus Package ... - December 30, 2008 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Government... - ... economic-recovery plan should include proposals to expand national-service programs like AmeriCorps, and to create new ones, that Mr. Obama has already put forward and that are included in the proposed Serve America Act, S. 3487. ...

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      As noted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Government... on December 30, 2008, "... economic-recovery plan should include proposals to expand national-service programs like AmeriCorps, and to create new ones, that Mr. Obama has already put forward and that are included in the proposed Serve America Act, S. 3487. ..." (http://philanthropy.com/news/government/index.php?id=6673)
    • Service Coalitions Propose 'Nonprofit Stimulus Package ... - December 30, 2008 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Government... - ... economic-recovery plan should include proposals to expand national-service programs like AmeriCorps, and to create new ones, that Mr. Obama has already put forward and that are included in the proposed Serve America Act, S. 3487. ...

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      As noted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Government... on December 30, 2008, "... economic-recovery plan should include proposals to expand national-service programs like AmeriCorps, and to create new ones, that Mr. Obama has already put forward and that are included in the proposed Serve America Act, S. 3487. ..." (http://philanthropy.com/news/government/6673/service-coalitions-propose-nonprofit-stimulus-package)

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