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07-HR1671 on Mar 23, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: establishing the United States Public Service Academy
Source: United States Public Service Academy Act (S.960 & HR.1671)

Introductory statement by Sponsor:

Sen. CLINTON: I rise today to introduce legislation that will create an undergraduate institution designed to cultivate a generation of young leaders dedicated to public service. The US Public Service Academy Act (The PSA Act) will form a national academy to serve as an extraordinary example of effective, national public education.

The tragic events of September 11 and the devastation of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita underscore how much our Nation depends on strong public institutions and competent civilian leadership at all levels of society. Congress must take a step forward to ensure competent civilian leadership and improve our Nation's ability to respond to future emergencies and to confront daily challenges.

This legislation will create the US Public Service Academy to groom future public servants and build a corps of capable civilian leaders. Modeled after the military service academies, this academy will provide a four-year, federally-subsidized college education for more than 5,000 students a year in exchange for a five year commitment to public service.

The PSA Act will meet critical national needs as the baby-boomer generation approaches retirement. Already, studies show looming shortages in the Federal civil service, public education, law enforcement, the non-profit sector and other essential areas.

Unfortunately our young people are priced out of public service careers all too often. By providing a service-oriented education at no cost to the student, the PSA Act will tap into the strong desire to serve that already exists among college students while erasing the burden of enormous college debt.

The establishment of a United States Public Service Academy is an innovative way to strengthen and protect America by creating a corps of well-trained, highly-qualified civilian leaders. I am hopeful that my Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle will join me today.


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Establish the United States Public Service Academy

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 9.
  • Headline: Establish the United States Public Service Academy (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 9 on Reform: Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
    • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
    • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 07-HR1671

Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Michael Arcuri s1oNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Evan Bayh s1oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Timothy Bishop s1oNew York Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic Challenger 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1pNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Rahm Emanuel s1oIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Phil Hare s1oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Brian Higgins s1oNew York Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
Ron Klein s1oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Nicholas Lampson s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Dennis Moore s1oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
James Moran s1pVirginia Democrat 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Solomon Ortiz s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Ed Perlmutter s1oColorado Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1oOhio Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia Democrat 
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Arlen Specter s1pPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
John Spratt s1oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Tim Walz s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 07-HR1671

Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Tom Davis s1oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 



Independents participating in 07-HR1671

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Charles Melancon s1oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Joe Sestak s1oPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 101
Republicans: 5
Independents: 3


















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