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S. 3127: SERVE Act of 2021

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Should your West Point nomination continue, even if your Congress member’s term does not?


At the United States’ five military service academies, young people train to become members of the Armed Forces. Applicants for four of those five schools must submit an official recommendation from their member of Congress.

The most famous is likely the Army’s in West Point, NY, often referred to simply as “West Point.” The others include the Navy’s in Annapolis, MD; the Air Force’s in Colorado; the Marines’ in Kings Point, NY; and the Coast Guard’s in New London, CT — the only service academy that does not require congressional nominations. The sixth and newest branch, the Space Force, was established in 2019 and does not yet have its own service academy. …

Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 1, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Nov 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Nov 1, 2021

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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 1, 2021

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