Once Again House Wants to Eliminate AmeriCorps and CNCS
Posted by Zach Maurin on March 30, 2012
On March 29, 2012, the House passed a Budget Resolution from Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that calls for the elimination of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and all of CNCS.
Two things are important to know:
1) A budget resolution is not law.
2) However, it makes clear the House’s spending priorities.
The House has tried this before. And while it might feel like it’s not a threat because we’ve successfully fought back previous elimination attempts, that would be a dangerous view to take. We’ve been successful before for two reason:
1) National service under CNCS has an incredible impact and value
2) So many Americans spoke out and urged their Reps and Senators to support CNCS
To win again requires that we speak out again – and this time with even greater volume because this year will be the toughest budget battle in decades.