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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:58 PM

Congress's bipartisan national-service bill would be a powerful tonic for what's ailing America

Congress is weighing a big idea as it bargains over the next stimulus package: a bipartisan proposal to expand national-service programs to create jobs, help contain the coronavirus pandemic and begin to unify a divided country.

This plan would be a powerful tonic for some of whatís ailing the United States. Itís evocative of the New Deal programs that helped the United States through the Great Depression. And itís supported by a star-studded group of Republicans and Democrats, including many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from both parties who are backed by the bipartisan political action group With Honor.

The battleground this week is the Senate. Urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to include the $16 billion measure in new stimulus legislation are the billís co-sponsors, Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, both Mississippi Republicans, and Sen. Christopher A. Coons, a Delaware Democrat.

Joining them is a diverse Senate alliance that includes people youíd like to see, at least temporarily, working together: Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Lindsay O. Graham (R.-S.C.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Angus King (I-Maine), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/08/congresss-bipartisan-national-service-bill-would-be-powerful-tonic-whats-ailing-america/

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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:21 PM

1. has fatnixon vowed to veto yet ?

. . . . . . should be in tweet form any second . . . . .

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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:51 PM

2. Why haven't I heard of this? Sounds good!

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