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President Barack Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act on April 21, 2009 at a Washington DC elementary school, joined by Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr, Jill Biden, Members of Congress, former President Clinton, former First Lady Rosalyn Carter, and an audience of nonprofit leaders and national service volunteers. The President was introduced by the bill’s namesake and longtime service champion Senator Kennedy, who co-authored the legislation with Senator Orrin Hatch.
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Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy speaks prior to the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act named in his honor as President Barack Obama looks on during a ceremony in Washington, DC, on April 21, 2009.