H.R. 1388 (111th): Serve America Act


Mar 9, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 21, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 21, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-13


Carolyn McCarthy

Representative for New York's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 142 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill entitled "The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws."

Summary (CRS)

4/21/2009--Public Law.(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on March 26, 2009. The summary of that version is repeated here.)Serve America Act - Amends ... Read more >


Mar 9, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 11, 2009
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 18, 2009
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 26, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 31, 2009
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 21, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1388”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


37 cosponsors (37D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Mar 18, 2009 3:30 p.m.
Agreed to 388/36
Mar 18, 2009 3:36 p.m.
Agreed to 261/168
Mar 18, 2009 3:44 p.m.
Failed 175/256
Mar 18, 2009 3:49 p.m.
Agreed to 372/57
Mar 18, 2009 3:55 p.m.
Agreed to 283/147
Mar 18, 2009 4:01 p.m.
Agreed to 339/93
Mar 18, 2009 4:39 p.m.
Passed 321/105
Mar 23, 2009 5:45 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 74/14
Mar 25, 2009 3:06 p.m.
Motion Rejected 48/49
Mar 25, 2009 5:17 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 56/41
Mar 26, 2009 2:32 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 56/41
Mar 26, 2009 2:59 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 48/49
Mar 26, 2009 3:16 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 53/43
Mar 26, 2009 5:03 p.m.
Bill Passed 79/19
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Mar 31, 2009 2:48 p.m.
Passed 275/149

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 277 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 18, 2009

H.Res. 296 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1388) to reauthorize ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 31, 2009

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