Senate Stimulus Deal Preserves National Service Funding

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Update 2/11: Senate passed their version of the stimulus with national service funding intact. Check out this post with the details.

According to CNN’s list of “what got cut” from the Senate’s compromise version of the stimulus package, national service funding to the Corporation for National and Community Service has been preserved.

Lawmakers vote on Tuesday on the compromise American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Between now and then, of course, more cuts may be made to the proposed legislation — including cuts to additional national service funding.

See details on how national service faired in the House version that passed last week.

In the Senate’s version, billions were cut, but not the $160 million dollars proposed to fund 16,000 additional “stimulus” AmeriCorps members. Some senators had questioned the funding and included it in a list of “wasteful” items in the proposed package.

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  1. Pingback: Update: National Service Funding in the Stimulus Package « The New Service

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