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Senate Proceeding on Mar 26th, 2009 :: 6:17:05 to 6:21:09
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6:16:56 to 6:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

kpwourbg -- by individuals. all the programs in this bill have been designed with that purpose in mind. we aren't paying volunteer and we're not creating new positions in government employment. over the next eight years, the bill will expand national service participation to 250,000 participants. that's a significant number, to be sure, but in a country of 300

Orrin Hatch

6:17:05 to 6:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: new positions in government employment. over the next eight years, the bill will expand national service participation to 250,000 participants. that's a significant number, to be sure, but in a country of 300 million, it cannot be the measure of our efforts. what matters, madam president, is what these people will do as they participate in national

Orrin Hatch

6:17:05 to 6:21:09( Edit History Discussion )
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6:17:17 to 6:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

million, it cannot be the measure of our efforts. what matters, madam president, is what these people will do as they participate in national servic programs will serve as leaders or as anchors for community efforts driven by faith-based and nonpr they will recruit, train, and supervise the efforts of

Orrin Hatch

6:17:26 to 6:17:47( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: servic programs will serve as leaders or as anchors for community efforts driven by faith-based and nonpr they will recruit, train, and supervise the efforts of millions of traditional volunteers. the model has a proven multiplying effect leveraging 30 traditional volunteers for every

6:17:38 to 6:17:59( Edit History Discussion )

millions of traditional volunteers. the model has a proven multiplying effect leveraging 30 traditional volunteers for every national serce participant. this bill will provide opportunities for people to take the lead in these efforts at all stages of their lives. everyone from the young adult who wants to make a difference in his community, his or her

Orrin Hatch

6:17:48 to 6:18:08( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: national serce participant. this bill will provide opportunities for people to take the lead in these efforts at all stages of their lives. everyone from the young adult who wants to make a difference in his community, his or her community and receive some college assistance to the baby boomers and senior citizens wanting to put their skills and experience to good use in all of

6:18:00 to 6:18:21( Edit History Discussion )

community and receive some college assistance to the baby boomers and senior citizens wanting to put their skills and experience to good use in all of our neighborhoods. what do these participants receive in return? they get a small living stipend. that is those who are the 250,000, that puts them below

Orrin Hatch

6:18:09 to 6:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: our neighborhoods. what do these participants receive in return? they get a small living stipend. that is those who are the 250,000, that puts them below the poverty level and a modest education award that will pay only some of the costs education. these are madam president.

6:18:22 to 6:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

the poverty level and a modest education award that will pay only some of the costs education. these are madam president. people don't go into national service because the pay is good. they do it becse they have a desire to give back to their country and to their communities. giving more americans the opportunity to do

Orrin Hatch

6:18:30 to 6:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: people don't go into national service because the pay is good. they do it becse they have a desire to give back to their country and to their communities. giving more americans the opportunity to do madam president, i've said it many times this week, but i believe it bears repeating. i believe this is a bill that every member of the senate can

6:18:43 to 6:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

madam president, i've said it many times this week, but i believe it bears repeating. i believe this is a bill that every member of the senate can support without reservation. this is not a republican bill. but it is both. the serve america act speaks to the best instincts and ideals of both parties. it is a

Orrin Hatch

6:18:51 to 6:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: support without reservation. this is not a republican bill. but it is both. the serve america act speaks to the best instincts and ideals of both parties. it is a legislation and, once again, i am proud to have been a part of this effort. as we close debate on this

6:19:04 to 6:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

legislation and, once again, i am proud to have been a part of this effort. as we close debate on this legislation, i must express my gratitude for -- to a number of people, foremost i want to once again thank senator kennedy. his leadership on this bill has been instrumental. indeed the serve america act basically embodies everything we

Orrin Hatch

6:19:12 to 6:19:32( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: legislation, i must express my gratitude for -- to a number of people, foremost i want to once again thank senator kennedy. his leadership on this bill has been instrumental. indeed the serve america act basically embodies everything we know about senator kennedy. i want to thank senator enzi who worked wh senator kennedy to make sure that a long withhe new programs in the

6:19:25 to 6:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

know about senator kennedy. i want to thank senator enzi who worked wh senator kennedy to make sure that a long withhe new programs in the kennedy-hatch bill, we reauthorized and reformed the existing national ser infrastructure. th community service has not been authorized for over 16 years.

Orrin Hatch

6:19:33 to 6:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: kennedy-hatch bill, we reauthorized and reformed the existing national ser infrastructure. th community service has not been authorized for over 16 years. it's high time we got around to it. senator enzi's efforts have ensured that this too was a bipartisan effort.

6:19:46 to 6:20:06( Edit History Discussion )

it's high time we got around to it. senator enzi's efforts have ensured that this too was a bipartisan effort. of course we all need to thank senator mikulski who has been an national service for more than a decade. she has indeed -- she is indeed the god mother of national service and has led us through

Orrin Hatch

6:19:54 to 6:20:14( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: of course we all need to thank senator mikulski who has been an national service for more than a decade. she has indeed -- she is indeed the god mother of national service and has led us through the final stages of this effort at the negotiating "help" committee and here on the senate floor. all things considered, the floor

6:20:07 to 6:20:27( Edit History Discussion )

the final stages of this effort at the negotiating "help" committee and here on the senate floor. all things considered, the floor debate has gone prettymoothly this week, and that's because of senator mikulski's tireless encouragement to keep things moving. i also want to pay tribute to the president.

Orrin Hatch

6:20:15 to 6:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: debate has gone prettymoothly this week, and that's because of senator mikulski's tireless encouragement to keep things moving. i also want to pay tribute to the president. president obama is certainly a very brilliant man, and he immediately recognized the importance of this

6:20:28 to 6:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

president obama is certainly a very brilliant man, and he immediately recognized the importance of this and i was pleased that he mentioned it during h state of the union address. he didn't have to mention our names, but the fact of the matter is he did because he knows that senat kennedy played a major a number of our staff members

Orrin Hatch

6:20:36 to 6:20:56( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: and i was pleased that he mentioned it during h state of the union address. he didn't have to mention our names, but the fact of the matter is he did because he knows that senat kennedy played a major a number of our staff members need to be mentioned as well. from my own staff i want to thank chris gamble and brian hickman for their work on this bill.

6:20:50 to 6:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

need to be mentioned as well. from my own staff i want to thank chris gamble and brian hickman for their work on this bill. they worked a lot of late nights and early mornings on this legislation. i know about this because they let me hear about it all the time. senator ken kennedy's staff has pulled sometimes triple duty in this effort.

Orrin Hatch

6:20:57 to 6:21:09( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: they worked a lot of late nights and early mornings on this legislation. i know about this because they let me hear about it all the time. senator ken kennedy's staff has pulled sometimes triple duty in

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