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Senate Proceeding on Mar 26th, 2009 :: 1:37:50 to 1:42:04
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Orrin Hatch

1:37:50 to 1:42:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch

1:37:54 to 1:38:15( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: quorum call: mr. hatch: the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. hatch: i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be dispen the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: madam president, i'm going -- i want to recognize the support the service america act has throughout the organizations in the country.

Orrin Hatch

1:38:16 to 1:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: i actually have in my possession a copy of a letter to the senate leadership signed by 21 governors around the country, including governors haley barbour go governor arnold schwarzenegger from california.

Orrin Hatch

1:38:37 to 1:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: they give solid testimony regarding the value of national service, particularly of the state's role in our national service programs. i ask unanimous consent that the governors' letter be entered into the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: i also have a copy of a letter sent by the service nation coalition. it is signed by 441 nonprofit

Orrin Hatch

1:38:58 to 1:39:19( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: and charitable organizations, all of which support legislation. they vary from faith-based groups like catholic charities, to local groups like volunteer flora and the volunteerenter of kalamazoo. local and united way and boys and girls club chapters have

Orrin Hatch

1:39:20 to 1:39:42( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: signed on as have a number of colleges and universities. these are the kind of group that -- kinds of groups we'll be empowering with passage of this legislation. they have bui to their communiti and know the needs of the people they serve. the serve america act will help employ more boots on the ground in order to provide much-need

Orrin Hatch

1:39:43 to 1:40:03( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: services to people all over the ground. i ask unanimous consent that the service nation letter be entered into the record as the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: thank you. i also have a copy of a letter of support sent by the members of the campus compact, a group of 1,100 colleges and universities that promote efforts to create

Orrin Hatch

1:40:04 to 1:40:25( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: engaged campuses. the signees to the letter include the presidents from the great schools from my state, including utah state university, salt lake community college, utah valley university, college of eastern utah, we college and university of utah.

Orrin Hatch

1:40:26 to 1:40:46( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: i think the universities and these schools recognize the value of community and volunteer service. i'm proud to see so many schools from utah on the list. i'm quite certain that when this legislation becomes law, many students from these schools will benefit from it and in to benefit others in their khaoupbts. i ask unanimous consent -- communities. i ask unanimous consent that the

Orrin Hatch

1:40:47 to 1:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: campus compact letter be kpwerd into the the record at this point. the presiding officer: without objection, so mr. hatch: i think these letters show the thing we are dealing with here. it is truly a national movement that has gotten behind this bill and behind the bipartisan coalition here in washington that has been pushing to move this bill forward. and once again i'm proud to be a part of this effort.

Orrin Hatch

1:41:09 to 1:41:31( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: i continue to urge my colleagues to support the bill as well. madam president, i would like to take a moment to discuss what i think important new proams contained in the serve america act. the serve america fellowship program. the serve america fellowships will basically be vouchers enabling a

Orrin Hatch

1:41:32 to 1:41:52( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: and interests to work full or part time in service with nonprofit and faith-based groups. the bill calls for the creation of up to 1,500 fellows 2014. here's how it will work. the corporation for national and community service will make grants to state service commissions to allow them to

Orrin Hatch

1:41:53 to 1:42:04( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: award the serve america fellowships. those receiving the fellowships will work with approved service organizations and nonprofits on projects directed at those areas of national need identified in the bill. even with these

1:41:53 to 1:42:14( Edit History Discussion )

award the serve america fellowships. those receiving the fellowships will work with approved service organizations and nonprofits on projects directed at those areas of national need identified in the bill. even with these want to make sure that our national service efforts are aimed at addressing specific needs and solving specific problems. the serve america fellowships

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