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Demanding Accountability at the Corporation for National and Community Service, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training of the Committee on Education and Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 24, 2016   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the May 24, 2016 hearing, "Demanding Accountability at the Corporation for National and Community Service" before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. From the statement of Virginia Foxx: "The Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS, is in charge of overseeing the community service activities of more than eight different federal programs and initiatives. For the current fiscal year, CNCS received more than $1 billion to carry out these programs, one of which is the AmeriCorps program. [...] We're here today because the office of your Inspector General has reported one AmeriCorps grantee, the National Association of Community Health Centers, violated the law. As of today, this organization is still receiving taxpayer funds. More specifically, this organization--one of the largest to participate in the AmeriCorps program--allowed AmeriCorps members to engage in illegal activity by providing support services during abortion procedures. Regardless of your position on the issue of abortion, the law is the law, and it must be followed. The most recent law reauthorizing CNCS programs explicitly prohibits the use of AmeriCorps resources to 'provide abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services.' For two years, these illegal activities were allowed to continue, completely undetected by the very agency meant to oversee these programs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Virginia Foxx, Wendy Spencer, and Deborah Jeffrey.

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Serial No. 114-49
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2016-05-24
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