PHOTO: Blunt Inducted into Voices for National Service's Inaugural Hall of Fame
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) delivers remarks after being inducted into inaugural Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) was honored for his strong support of national service programs by being inducted into Voices for National Service’s inaugural Hall of Fame.
“From supporting teachers in the classroom and providing additional one-on-one help for students, to responding at a moment’s notice to natural disasters and remaining to aid in recovery efforts, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps change the lives of the people they serve,” said Blunt. “And many times, these experiences positively impact the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members themselves, inspiring them to continue serving as educators, policymakers, and community leaders. I’ve seen firsthand what a positive impact service programs have not only in Missouri but across the nation. Investing in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps is one of the best investments we can make in our country’s future.”
“Senator Blunt understands the transformative impact that national service programs can have on the ground, stretching the federal dollar to cultivate matching support, maximize impact and place citizens at the center of solving local challenges,” said AnnMaura Connolly, President of Voices for National Service. “As a leader in the Senate, he has worked to ensure the national service remains a priority and he has increased funding for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. In recognition of his leadership and significant contributions, Voices for National Service is honored to induct him into our inaugural National Service Hall of Fame.”
As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), Blunt increased resources for the Corporation for National and Community Service, including $428.5 million for AmeriCorps grants and $221 million for Senior Corps.