ERIC Number: ED366850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The National Service Trust Act of 1993. Hearings on S. 919 before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (May 11, 18, and June 8, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document records the oral and written testimony at three hearings on proposed legislation that would amend the National Community Service Act of 1990 to establish a corporation for national service, enhance opportunities for such service, and provide awards for participants in the program. Witnesses included the following: U.S. senators; school teachers, administrators, and students; Clinton Administration officials, and representatives of labor organizations, volunteer programs, cities, and colleges. Many of the witnesses supported the idea of a national service corporation. Some witnesses related how volunteers were working in their communities and what a difference they made. They also explained how the various volunteer programs worked. Other witnesses were concerned that such a volunteer program would be too expensive, would grow too quickly and spawn increased government bureaucracy, and would be rife with waste and fraud. In addition, some witnesses felt that the program would compete for the same federal dollars now going to college students via Pell grants, which are not adequately funded now. (KC)
Descriptors: College Students, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Higher Education, Program Development, Public Service, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.