Official Statements

Mar 10, 2009
Dirksen Senate Office BuildingRoom SD-430Chairwoman, Ranking Member Enzi, and Members of the Committee:Good afternoon. Thank you for this opportunity to testify, and for this Committee’s longstanding bipartisan support for national service. I especially thank you, Chairwoman – the Godmother of National Service -- for your passionate advocacy and strong oversight over the past sixteen years.
Feb 26, 2009
Dear Colleagues, Earlier today President Obama released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2010. I am pleased to report that the budget proposes $1.13 billion for the Corporation and its programs, an increase of $241 million from the 2009 likely enacted level. This request demonstrates the President’s strong commitment to national service and his belief in the critical importance of engaging citizens in tackling the tough challenges facing our nation. The budget request would:
Feb 24, 2009
Dear Colleagues:This is another important week for national service, and we wanted to give you some quick updates.
Feb 18, 2009
Dear Colleagues,I want to provide an update on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law yesterday by President Obama.
Feb 13, 2009
Dear Colleagues,As we head into the President’s Day weekend, we wanted to give you a quick update on Congressional action on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.This afternoon, the House approved the Conference Report on H.R. 1, and the Senate is planning to vote tonight. If the Senate approves the measure, it goes to President Obama for his signature.The Conference Report contains $201 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs, with top line numbers as follows:
Feb 10, 2009
This afternoon the full Senate passed the American Recovery and Investment Act by a 61 to 37 vote. The Senate bill contains $201 million for the Corporation and its programs, broken down as follows:
Jan 28, 2009
Dear Colleagues:I want to give you a brief update on recent action by the 111th Congress on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the economic stimulus plan.
Jan 28, 2009
Dear Colleagues:This has been a great month for service.Last Monday, you made history by helping organize the largest King Day of Service ever, as Americans across the nation came out in record numbers to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service to others.
Jan 22, 2009
Dear Colleagues,Earlier this month we notified you of a system upgrade and outage scheduled for the weekend of January 23rd. Due to unforeseen issues, we are postponing the scheduled upgrade – the Corporation’s systems will be operational this weekend.I apologize for any inconvenience this change in plans may have caused. We will notify you shortly with the new dates and times for the upgrade and systems outage.Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.Nicola GorenActing Chief Executive OfficerCorporation for National and Community Service
Jan 6, 2009
Dear National Service Colleagues, Happy New Year to each of you. I hope you are beginning the year healthy and rested. Later this month we plan to take another important step towards improving the speed and reliability of our technology environment by moving our production systems to new servers at the Corporation’s headquarters. In order to make this upgrade, our systems – including the My AmeriCorps Portal, Recruitment System, eGrants and eSPAN – will be unavailable from 8:00 PM EST, Friday, January 23 through 7:00 AM EST, Monday, January 26.
Jun 27, 2008
Dear National Service Colleagues:As promised, here are the numbers reported out by the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009. The bill provides $888,462,000 for the Corporation and its programs. The numbers break down as follows:
Jun 26, 2008
Dear National Service Colleagues:I wanted to update you on recent activity by House and Senate Appropriators on FY 2009 funding for Corporation programs.The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Education held its markup on June 19. This morning, the full Appropriations Committee began its consideration of the bill, but did not complete final action. The Committee will take up the bill after the July 4th recess.
Feb 4, 2008
Dear National Service Colleagues:Earlier today, the President released his budget request for fiscal year 2009, including $829.7 million for the Corporation and its programs.
Dec 28, 2007
Dear Colleagues,
Dec 21, 2007
Dear Colleagues:Now that Congress has left town for 2007, here is a quick update on national service legislation.
Dec 17, 2007
Dear Colleagues:Last night the House filed a comprehensive appropriations package to provide Fiscal Year 2008 funding for programs and agencies across the Federal government.This “omnibus” or consolidated spending bill is in the form of an amendment to H.R. 2764, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2008. The House is expected to take up the bill tonight, and the Senate will act later this week.
Dec 14, 2007
Dear Colleagues,Earlier today the President signed a continuing resolution to fund government agencies and programs through Dec. 21. The Congress and the President are continuing to negotiate on the remaining Fiscal Year 2008 spending bills, including the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education bill which provides funding for the Corporation and its programs.
Nov 9, 2007
Dear Colleagues,Last night the House adopted the Conference Report on H.R. 3043, the Fiscal 2008 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill that includes $873,929,000 for the Corporation and its programs. The bill is on its way to the President, who has indicated he will veto it.Also last night, the House and Senate approved the Conference Report on the Defense Appropriations bill that includes a Continuing Resolution to keep government agencies and programs funded until December 14. The President is expected to sign this bill.
Nov 7, 2007
Dear Colleagues,Last night the House passed the conference report on H.R. 3403, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for Fiscal 2008. The bill recommends $873,929,000 for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. The numbers break down as follows:
Nov 7, 2007
Dear Colleagues,
Nov 6, 2007
Dear Colleagues:Last night House and Senate conferees filed the conference report on H.R. 3043, the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill for Fiscal 2008. The conference bill recommends $873.9 million for the Corporation and its programs. The House is scheduled to take up the bill today, and the Senate will follow quickly after.
Nov 2, 2007
Dear Colleagues,Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee reported out by voice vote a legislative change that will make AmeriCorps more welcoming to people with disabilities.
Oct 26, 2007
Dear Colleagues,The Senate completed action Wednesday on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for Fiscal 2008. The bill recommends $880,909,000 for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs, the same level approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 21. The numbers break down as follows:
Jul 20, 2007
Dear Colleagues,The House of Representatives completed action yesterday on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which includes funding for Corporation for National and Community Service programs.The $607 billion Labor-HHS Appropriations bill would provide $151.7 billion in discretionary spending, $10.8 billion more than requested by President Bush, and a $7.1 billion increase over fiscal 2007 levels.
Jun 21, 2007
Dear Colleagues,Earlier today the full Senate Appropriations Committee reported out the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies FY 2008 funding bill by a 27-2 vote. The Committee recommended a total of $880.909 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. This equals the level approved by the Subcommittee on Tuesday, June 19.

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