The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
VOTE: HR 1388, House Vote 169; Passed 275-149 on 3/31/2009
Status: Became Public Law 111-13 on 4/21/2009
Vote Description: This bill tripled the number of volunteers in programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service Programs; increased compensation for full time-service to benefit children and adults in need; and allowed volunteers older than 55 to transfer their education award to a child, foster child or grandchild to help them pay for college.
CDF Action Council Position: YES.