Rep. Susan Davis Calls on Trump to Restore Cuts to National Service
U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, called on President Trump to restore his proposed cuts to the Corporation for National and Community Service. Trump’s budget eliminates all funding for CNCS.
“As you know, the Corporation for National and Community Service is host to programs like AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund which improve the lives of Americans every day,” Davis wrote. “The work done through these programs encourages Americans to invest in improving the lives of their fellow citizens by giving their time and energy to their communities.”
“I believe that the values of cooperation and volunteerism should be encouraged and nurtured, not eliminated,” Davis continued. “Over 980,000 Americans have given over 1.4 billion hours of service through AmeriCorps alone, and have changed the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens.”
The full letter can be read here.