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Senator Wants Peace Corps Out of China & Other ‘Hostile’ Nations

Senator Wants Peace Corps Out of China & Other ‘Hostile’ Nations

Senator Wants Peace Corps Out of China & Other ‘Hostile’ Nations July 31, 2019ALEX PICKETT TAMPA, Fla. (CN) — Senator Rick Scott wants to withdraw the Peace Corps from “hostile” countries such as China, the Florida Republican said Tuesday, in introducing legislation that would strip the program of its relative autonomy and put it under the State Department. Scott’s “Peace Corps Mission Accountability Act” would put the Peace Corps under the umbrella of the State Department instead of its current position as an independent agency under the executive branch. Containers are piled high at a port in Qingdao in easterna China’s Shandong province Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat another round of tariff hikes. (Chinatopix via AP) The bill would give the secretary of state authority over the director of the Peace Corps and “ensure . . .

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