S. 277 (111th): Serve America Act


Jan 16, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Enacted as H.R. 1388 (companion bill)

Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009
Length: 476 pages

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H.R. 1388 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Apr 21, 2009

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/18/2009--Reported to Senate amended.Serve America Act - Amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) to revise their programs ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 16, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 18, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 277”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


42 cosponsors (33D, 8R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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