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Bush's volunteer plan takes a hit Citizen Corps loses fight for $200M in funds

A program created by President Bush last year as a way for average citizens to ”join in the war against terror” is being scaled back by Congress. Bush proposed the Citizen Corps program in last year’s State of the Union address as a way to harness Americans’ patriotism and desire to serve after the Sept. 11 attacks. It was modeled after President Kennedy’s Peace Corps and President Clinton’s AmeriCorps, although Citizen Corps volunteers are not paid. ”America needs retired doctors and nurses who can be mobilized in major emergencies, volunteers to help police and fire departments, transportation and utility workers well-trained in spotting danger,” Bush said at the time. Full Story

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