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      Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedFebruary 24th, 2009

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Title

ACTION Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to improve the educational awards provided for national service, and for other purposes.

Summary

AmeriCorps: Together Improving Our Nation Act or the ACTION Act - Amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to base the calculation of the amount of the national service educational award on the average cost of attending a four-year institution of higher education, rather than a portion of a veteran's basic educational assistance allowance. Excludes the national service educational award from an individual's gross income for tax purposes. Permits the Corporation for National and Community Service to support a national service program that is carried out by another federal agency and implements the priorities of such agency. Makes Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation a Cabinet position. Raises the Officer's compensation to Level I of the Executive Schedule.

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