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Senate Proceeding on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 1:26:20 to 1:30:30
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Orrin Hatch

1:26:16 to 1:26:22( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: this time. and with that, mr. president, i

Orrin Hatch

1:26:20 to 1:30:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch

1:26:45 to 1:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: yield the floor. mr. hatch: mr. president? the presiding officer: the mr. hatch: i want to personally congratulate the distinguished senator from alaska for her comments here. sheas a very important amendment to this bill and i want to assure her that we're going to work that out so that we don't have to go to a vote on it and -- and we may have to?

Orrin Hatch

1:27:06 to 1:27:27( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: if we do have to go to a vote, we will. the fact of the matter is that we may be able to work that out. it is a very good amendment and, personally, we want to have those folks as part of this bill. soe will work it out. mr. president, i want to take a few minutes and pay tribute to so national service efforts that

Orrin Hatch

1:27:28 to 1:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: have gone shall -- wonderful national service efforts that have gone on in my home state of utah. americans are the most generous and energetic people in the world. indeed a volunteer spirit is encoded into our country's cultural d.n.a. nowhere is this concept better exemplified than in my home state of utah.

Orrin Hatch

1:27:50 to 1:28:10( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: according to the corporation national and community service between 2005 and 2007 an average 7,091 hours of service every year. using the estimate of the dollar value of a volunteer, the

Orrin Hatch

1:28:11 to 1:28:32( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: estimated contribution of these volunteers was at leas least $2.9 billion annually. nearly 44% of all some sort of volunteer service every year making utah's volunteerism rate number one in america. more than 4% higher than the second-ranked state.

Orrin Hatch

1:28:33 to 1:28:55( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: salt lake city, utah, has the second of any major metropolitan are by 52%. provo utah has the eyiest volunteerism rate at 62.8%, with agdon at 41%.

Orrin Hatch

1:28:56 to 1:29:18( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: much of the work is done by the mormon church and food canneries as they stockpile food for those in need whether they are church members or nonmembers. as with any community, volunteerism in utah comes in a variety of forms. in addition to the projects led throughout the state, national service programs have had a profound effect on communities

Orrin Hatch

1:29:19 to 1:29:40( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: throughout the state of utah. for example there is the utah americorps literacy initiative which currently manages programs in 66 schools covering the entire state of utah including both urban and rural communities. there are 87 americorps in the program who recruit and train community volunteers to

Orrin Hatch

1:29:41 to 1:30:04( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: tutor struggling unfortunately the current budget situation in utah is similar to those faced by state governments around the country. as a result utah budgets 4% this year and 5% for next year. however national service participants have been able to step up and fill the void in schools left by the reduction in

Orrin Hatch

1:30:05 to 1:30:25( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: the state education workforce. several teachers aides whose positions have been downsized due to the budget cuts will be qualified to participate in the literacy initiative next year, and accor small living allowance and an education award which will allow th to get further traing broadening skills to obtain gainful employment.

Orrin Hatch

1:30:26 to 1:30:30( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: over the past five years this program has helped over 8,000

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