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04-21-2009, 11:05 PM
Obama To Sign Landmark Bill Tuesday Expanding National Service Program

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will call on Americans to service and sign a key legislation bolstering the nation's service programs. The bill is named after Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), who authored the bipartisan measure along with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

Obama is scheduled to speak at the SEED School of Washington, D.C., a school for "underserved students," at 4:00 pm ET, according to the White House. He will sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act after his remarks, which will be attended by Kennedy, former President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Rosalyn Carter and Vice President Joe Biden.

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which Congress passed last month, increases the number of annual AmericaCorps volunteers by 175,000 to 250,000. It provides more scholarship opportunities and creates programs to help reduce school dropouts, including a "Summer of Service" program for middle and high school students. The measure was originally called the Serve America Act.

The 77-year-old Kennedy, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last year, is the second-longest serving senator after Senate president pro tempore Robert Byrd (D-WV). He had served as a surrogate for Obama during the presidential campaign.

The President will meet with Clinton and Kennedy at the Oval Office before his speech to "discuss national service." Clinton's visit is believed to be his first at the White House since Obama assumed office.

Also ahead of Obama's remarks, the White House announced the appointment of Maria Eitel, president of the Nike Foundation and a vice president of NIKE, Inc., to be chief executive officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

"Maria brings a unique blend of skills and management experience that will help her successfully lead the corporation during our administration's bold expansion of national service programs," Obama said in a statement.


04-22-2009, 08:13 AM
What is a school for "underserved students"? Not enough teachers, lunch help, what?
Also, Obama owes Rush an apology!!! The left attacked Rush when he said they would name the bill after Kennedy and the left went over the edge. Ha and to think RUSH WAS RIGHT!!!

04-22-2009, 11:18 AM
SEED is a very good program. I used to work at a consulting firm in DC with one of the founders, and our firm gave it a lot of support. It's a program for kids who are at risk both at home and in the city generally, and provides dormitories so they can live and study in a supportive environment.


04-22-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm not seeing the negative here? Obama and Ted Kennedy wanting to improve schools with insufficient resources - Reducing dropouts and generally improving the future of the children that go to those schools?