The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act would dramatically increase funding for AmeriCorps and other volunteer programs, including those for seniors and veterans. It also establishes a goal of expanding from 75,000 government-supported volunteers to 250,000, and would increase education funding and establish a summer service program for students, paying $500 (which would be applied to college costs) to high-school and middle-school student who participate.
Reichert: Voted Yes
Cantwell: Voted Yes
Murray: Voted Yes
There is some rumor that this will make youth in the future forced to volunteer. It also creates more federally funded jobs. You decide...I reserve my opinion on this one.