Thanks to the heads up from Bill Josephson (PC/HQ 1961-66)
The Senate unanimously passed on March 13 the Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act, S. 2286. It was introduced in the House on March 14. Attached is section 1(b), the Table of Contents. It demonstrates the areas of Congressional concern and, therefore, of Congress’s opinion of the Peace Corps failings.
In my 57 years of monitoring Peace Corps legislation, I have never before seen such a wide-ranging list of Congressional concerns, even to the records and monitoring of Peace Corps training attendance. (I’ve always had anecdotal doubts about overseas training.)
The Consolidated Appropriation Act continues the Peace Corps funding level of $410 million. This makes even more important efforts to ensure that the Peace Corps’ 20 percent staff cuts savings go to enlisting more volunteers.
The only provision I regret is the easing of the five year flush. I feel sure it will be abused.
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