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Corps Network Names Newhouse “Congressional Champion”

February 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corps Network has named Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) a 2017 “Congressional Champion.” The Corps Network Congressional Champion Award is presented on an annual basis to members of the United States Congress for their leadership on behalf of national service, public lands access, conservation, veterans, and other issue important to the work of America's Service and Conservation Corps. 

“I am humbled by this award, and I commend the great work that Corps Network and Washington Conservation Corps volunteers accomplish for neighbors near and far,” said Rep. Newhouse. “As a third-generation farmer who has worked the land all my life, I understand the importance of being a good steward of our natural resources. I am grateful for the Corps strengthening opportunities to serve and for volunteers who serve local communities through conservation projects.”

"For his support of public lands, youth and veterans, The Corps Network is pleased to present Rep. Dan Newhouse with our 2017 Congressional Champion Award," said Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO of The Corps Network. "We are very grateful to Congressman Newhouse for his efforts as an original cosponsor of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act (H.R. 5114). This no-cost legislation would help create opportunities for America's Corps to engage more youth and veterans in important lands access, recreation and conservation service across the country. Several of The Corps Network's member programs, including Mt. Adams Institute and Washington Conservation Corps are proud to such complete such service projects in Rep. Newhouse's district."

About The Corps Network:

Founded in 1985, The Corps Network is the national association of service and conservation corps (Corps). Our 130+ Corps provide youth and veterans the opportunity to serve our country through work-based service on public lands and in rural and urban communities. The Corps Network supports Corps by advocating on their behalf, providing access to funding and projects, and offering expertise in Corps operations and programming.