Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced. 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act - Authorizes the President, in order to relieve widespread unemployment, restore depleted natural resources in the United States, and advance public... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To authorize the President to reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed and underemployed citizens of the United States through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act''.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS.

(a) Establishment and Purpose.--In order to relieve the acute condition of widespread distress and unemployment existing in the United States and to provide for the restoration of depleted natural resources in the United States and the advancement of an orderly program of useful public works, the President may establish and operate a Civilian Conservation Corps to employ citizens of the United States, who are otherwise unemployed or underemployed, in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of works of a public nature in connection with-- (1) the forestation of lands belonging to the United States or a State; (2) the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion; (3) plant pest and disease control; (4) the construction, maintenance, or repair of paths, trails, and fire-lanes in units of the National Park System, public lands, and other lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and units of the National Forest System; and (5) such other work on Federal or State land incidental to or necessary in...

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State: CA

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I support The 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act because...our country's infrastructure is crumbling from age 7 lack of maintenance. Rep. Swalwell, please consider co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

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CA
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RogerAnderson
CA-15
1 year ago

I, Jay D Alexander, in July 2013, as an elected Fire Commissioner of unincorporated Lealman, FL , and the president of C C C Initiative, Inc, sauntered through the Halls of Rayburn, Longworth and Cannon House Office Buildings go gather cosponsors for HR188 or at least they are all aware of HR188! CCCI,Inc, a grassroots, non-partisan, 501(c)4 non profit, ADVOCATES for the Refunding and Re-establishment of the CCC program that WORKED. The 21st Century CCC will serve to save our environment, educate, and give employment as a National Service for future generations. The CCC demonstrated that there is absolutely no conflict between the preservation of the environment and the creation of jobs! CCCInitiative, Inc - kindly asks that Citizens of the United States CONTACT to TELL your Member of Congress in Washington to co-sponsor HR 188, as an investment of our Human and Natural Resource Capital, for Job Creation that will save our Air, Lands and Waterways, . "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build them for the future!" ~ FDR

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FL
13
BoysinGreen
FL-13
1 year ago

I support H.R. 188 ("To authorize the President to reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing") because my period of national service in the Americorps has shown me that public service programs create vastly more value for states and cities than the money used to implement them. The US also has experienced a decline in our national infrastructure and a broad program of national service would be a great way to remedy this problem.

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CA
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jkm1_1588
CA-45
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 188 ("To authorize the President to reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing") because...We already have welfare, foodstamps plus many other programs that we give money away. You know the welfare system is supposed to have work requirements but our president has recently redefined the term work so that the work program is worthless all just to buy votes. All this is, is another tax payer funded welfare program. I don't trust this president or Congress to do anything right. Mainly Democrats all they do is spend.

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JohnHD
NV-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary

<br /> 1/4/2013--Introduced.<br /> 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act - Authorizes the President, in order to relieve widespread unemployment, restore depleted natural resources in the United States, and advance public works programs, to establish a Civilian Conservation Corps to employ unemployed or underemployed U.S. citizens in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of works of a public nature, such as forestation of U.S. and state lands, prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails. Authorizes the President to extend Corps activities to state- and private-owned lands to prevent and control forest fires and floods and attacks of forest tree pests and diseases. Requires the President, based on certain criteria, to give preference to the employment of additional persons in the Corps in the following order: (1) unemployed Armed Forces veterans (including Reserve members); (2) unemployed U.S. citizens who have exhausted their unemployment compensation; (3) unemployed U.S. citizens who are eligible for unemployment compensation immediately before employment in the Corps, including any additional compensation or extended compensation; and (4) other unemployed or underemployed U.S. citizens. Authorizes the President to provide housing and transportation for Corps employees. Prohibits discrimination in the hiring of Corps employees.<br /> <br />

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