H. Res. 250: H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, March 17, 2009.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 248 - 174 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF  221 - 182 on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

MANAGERS: Matsui/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 250

[Report No. 111-39]

 

H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act 

  1. Structured rule. 
  1. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Education and Labor. 
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. 
  1. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor, now printed in the bill, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. 
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI. This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure). 
  1. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  1. Provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. 
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. 
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1388) to reauthorize and reform the national service laws. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted.  Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor

Description

Debate Time

 

1. Miller, George (CA)

Would make certain technical changes; allow interagency agreements between Federal agencies to support national service programs by approving the use of service positions in projects carried out by other agencies; clarify that the goal of reaching 250,000 volunteers is throughout all national service positions, not just AmeriCorps; and clarify that the Corporation should promote efficiency and eliminate duplicative requirements in applications and report back to the authorizing committees on its progress in doing so. Adds language to promote community based efforts to reduce crime and recruit public safety officers into service opportunities. Adds “severely economically distressed community” as a new definition. Includes a new activity under the Opportunity Corps focused on a musician and artists corps program that helps meet educational needs in low income communities. Incorporates language that would increase access to and participation in federally supported nutrition programs.

(30 minutes)

 

2. Pingree, Chellie (ME)

Would add to the list of approved Clean Energy Corps activities the development of clean energy programs designed to meet the needs of rural communities.

(10 minutes)

 

3. Hunter (CA)

Would remove veteran’s educational benefits from being taken into account when calculating the maximum award an individual could receive for participating in one of the national service programs.

(10 minutes)

 

4. Loebsack (IA)

Would authorize a new grant program, the Volunteer Generation Fund, to be administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

(10 minutes)

 

5. Roe (TN)

Would set an authorization for AmeriCorps, the Trust, Innovative programs, audits and evaluations at the FY 2008 level for FY 2010, and as such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2011 through 2014.

(10 minutes)

 

6. Kilroy (OH)

Would provide volunteers to supervise physical education classes at elementary and secondary schools, provide nutrition education to students, and supervise, organize, and manage after school physical activity/education programs.  The amendment would also provide services to these elderly people through food deliveries, legal and medical services provided in the home, and transportation.

(10 minutes)

 

7. Roskam (IL)

Would require all authorized programs to be reviewed by the OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool; require GAO to do a study on the National Civilian Community Corps program; and, amend the underlying legislation to continue the annual evaluation requirement for the National Civilian Community Corps, not a single evaluation by 2014.

(10 minutes)

 

8. Markey, Betsy (CO)

Would increase the operational support given to organizations for full-time individuals enrolled in an approved national service position.  The amendment proposes increasing the support from $600 to $800 and from $800 to $1000 if program supports at least 50 percent disadvantaged youth

(10 minutes)

 

9. Hill (IN)

Would denote that sending care packages to soldiers deployed in combat zones overseas is included as an eligible service program.

(10 minutes)

 

10. Teague, Harry (NM)/Klein, Ron (FL)

Would aid veterans in their pursuit of education and professional opportunities, help veterans with the claims process, and assist rural, disabled, and unemployed veterans with transportation needs.

(10 minutes)

 

11. Perriello (VA)/Titus (NV)

Would create a National Service Reserve Corps and requires an annual service requirement of at least 10 hours and/or annual training.  A member of the National Service Reserve Corps is one who has completed a term of national service, fulfilled training, and will respond to national disasters and other emergencies.  These individuals will be listed in a national database for the ease of immediate deployment in case of emergency.

(10 minutes)