Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (2008)
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The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act of 2008 (H.R. 5563) was a bill in the 110th Congress that would have reauthorized and in some cases expanded national volunteer service programs such as Americorps.
Defeat in House
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) was introduced in the House on March 10, 2008. On March 12, 2008, an attempt was made to pass the bill under a suspension of the rules, a procedure requiring a 2/3 majority for passage. The bill fell one vote short of passage..
Same for all scorecards:
- Name of bill: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (2008)
- Chamber: U.S. House of Representatives
- Roll call number: 131
- Congress number: 110th
- Session number: 2
- Vote link: U.S. House of Representatives record vote 131, 110th Congress, Session 2
Org. position: Aye
"Passage of Miller (D-CA) motion to suspend the rule and allow a simple majority to pass a bill authorizing $51 million in fiscal 2008 for such national service programs as AmeriCorps and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)."
(Original scorecard available at: http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php)
Articles and resources
- GIVE Act of 2009 (111th Congress)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Suzanne Perry, "National-Service Bill Defeated in U.S. House by One Vote", The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 13, 2008.
- ↑ OpenCongress info page on H.R. 5563.