H.R. 6456 (111th): 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act

Introduced:
Nov 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Marcy Kaptur
Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 29, 2010
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 494 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 2011

H.R. 4318 (Related)
21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 15, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 29, 2010
Referred to Committee Nov 29, 2010
 
Full Title

To authorize the President to reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed and underemployed citizens of the United States through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes.

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11/29/2010--Introduced.
21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act - Authorizes the President, in order to relieve widespread unemployment, restore depleted natural resources in the United States, and advance public works programs, to establish a Civilian Conservation Corps to employ unemployed or underemployed U.S. citizens in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of works of a public nature, such as forestation of U.S. and state lands, prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails.
Authorizes the President to extend Corps activities to state- and private- owned lands to prevent and control forest fires and floods and attacks of forest tree pests and diseases.
Requires the President, based on certain criteria, to give preference to the employment of additional persons in the Corps in the following order:
(1) unemployed Armed Forces veterans (including Reserve members);
(2) unemployed U.S. citizens who have exhausted their unemployment compensation;
(3) unemployed U.S. citizens who are eligible for unemployment compensation immediately before employment in the Corps, including any additional compensation or extended compensation; and
(4) other unemployed or underemployed U.S. citizens.
Authorizes the President to provide housing and transportation for Corps employees. Prohibits discrimination in the hiring of Corps employees.

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