Senate passes Machin resolution honoring AmeriCorps volunteers

WASHINGTON, DC (WOAY) – Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 540, introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), designating March 8-14 as AmeriCorps week. The resolution acknowledges the significant accomplishments of AmeriCorps members and alumni, and raises awareness about the importance of national service.

“West Virginia has always had a long tradition of neighbors helping neighbors. National service is an important part of our future as a state and nation, and its impact can never be overstated. I am proud to represent our state which puts such a high premium on community service, and I am pleased that the Senate passed this resolution recognizing the selfless work of AmeriCorps members. I look forward to seeing AmeriCorps continue to thrive in West Virginia and across our nation,” said Senator Manchin.

Other Senators co-sponsoring the resolution are Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Thomas Carper (D-DE), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Angus King (I-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ron Wyden (D-OR), John Boozman (R-AK), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Jon Tester (D-MT), Gary Peters (D-MI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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