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H.R. 6683 (117th): ACTION for National Service Act

About the bill

We can all support the lights and the camera, but what about this “action”?


The U.S. government runs two primary service programs for people — primarily young people — to volunteer and help communities: the Peace Corps for international service, and AmeriCorps for domestic service. The average Peace Corps volunteer age is 28, and frequent missions include ones with educational, environmental, disaster relief, or public health aims.

However, there are far more applicants than slots; a few years ago, 86 percent of AmeriCorps applicants were rejected for lack of available places. At the same time, college costs are soaring, consistently rising faster than inflation for years now, with total student loan debt now exceeding both credit card debt and auto loan debt.

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Sponsor and status

John Larson

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Length: 59 pages
Feb 9, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


76 Cosponsors (76 Democrats)



Feb 9, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6683 (117th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6683. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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