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

Introduced:

Mar 9, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 21, 2009

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

Law:

Pub.L. 111-13

Sponsor:

Carolyn McCarthy

Representative for New York's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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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

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act or Serve America Act (H.R. 1388, Public Law 111-13) was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on March 9, 2009, by Representative Carolyn McCarthy of New York. Originally titled the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE Act), the bill reauthorizes and expands the AmeriCorps program that was first established ...

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History

Mar 9, 2009
 
Introduced

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 page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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