Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More on HR 1388 and S 277

From Writer1 (My Note: is Writer1, not Janet, RMLN) on America c2c- Coast 2 Coast:

MY NOTE: I just wanted to give to you some info regarding HR 1388 and S-277. (My oops, I keep writing HB instead of HR for some blond reason - Janet (& yes, I'm really blond), RMLN)

24 MAR 09

S.277 Title: A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] (introduced 1/16/2009) Cosponsors (37)

Related Bills: H.R.1388

Latest Major Action: 3/18/2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 34. Cosponsors (37)-------------------->

The Senate is considering S-277 (Sen. Kennedy's version) on the floor right now (1:50pm MST) which is the Senate's attempt at modifying a bill already in existence from 1998.

My NOTE: The House version HR 1388 was voted for Cloture last night. I'm not sure of the status of that measure. If both bills conflict there can be a status to put both into Conference (or committee) for a hammering out of both bills to make it into one. If they cannot agree neither versions of this bill do not get forwarded to the President.

The 1st and 2nd Amendments are endangered only to those who choose to enter this program. (emphasis mine - RMLN) The rest of Americans are left unaffected.

The affect of putting millions into this program and having them used to be silenced can be a problem.

Again, most Federal employee's cannot lobby congress, etc.

So that's all I have to chime in with today.

I had called Sen. Reids office yesterday and gave my opinion. You all can this too.

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There are 2 versions of Bill Number S.277 for the 111th Congress

1 . Serve America Act (Introduced in Senate)[S.277.IS]
2 . Serve America Act (Reported in Senate)[S.277.RS]

There are 4 versions of Bill Number H.R.1388 for the 111th Congress
1 . GIVE Act (Introduced in House)[H.R.1388.IH]
2 . GIVE Act (Reported in House)[H.R.1388.RH]
3 . GIVE Act (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House)[H.R.1388.EH]
4 . GIVE Act (Placed on Calendar in Senate)[H.R.1388.PCS]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look up HR 1444

That's the one to be afraid of.