H.R.1966 - 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 04/22/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1966 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/22/2015)
21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act
Authorizes the President, in order to relieve widespread unemployment, restore depleted natural resources in the United States, and advance public works programs, to establish a Civilian Conservation Corps to employ unemployed or underemployed U.S. citizens in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of works of a public nature, such as forestation of U.S. and state lands, prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails.
Authorizes the President to extend Corps activities to state- and private-owned lands to prevent and control forest fires and floods and attacks of forest tree pests and diseases.
Requires the President, based on certain criteria, to give preference to the employment of additional persons in the Corps in the following order: (1) unemployed Armed Forces veterans (including Reserve members); (2) unemployed U.S. citizens who have exhausted their unemployment compensation; (3) unemployed U.S. citizens who are eligible for unemployment compensation immediately before employment in the Corps, including any additional compensation or extended compensation; and (4) other unemployed or underemployed U.S. citizens.
Authorizes the President to provide housing and transportation for Corps employees. Prohibits discrimination in the hiring of Corps employees.