Commemorative Legislation Heads to House Floor
By Jonathan Pearson on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Faster than one can say “the toughest job you’ll ever love”, the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved legislation during its regular business meeting to authorize the establishment of a commemorative in Washington to mark the historical significance of the Peace Corps and the values and ideals it represents.
The legislation next heads to the full House of Representatives for approval.
“The swift and unanimous committee passage of H.R. 4195 so soon after the June 24th hearing keeps this legislation on track for full passage in this session of Congress,” said NPCA Advocacy Coordinator Jonathan Pearson. “Congressional passage this year means key work to develop the commemorative can commence in 2011 during Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary year.”
Pearson thanked Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Ranking Member Doc Hastings (R-WA) for the committee’s hard work and bi-partisan support for the legislation. H.R. 4195 was authored by RPCV Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA). It currently has 49 co-sponsors. Original co-sponsors include the other four RPCVs in the House: Mike Honda (D-CA), Tom Petri (R-WI), Steve Driehaus (D-OH) and John Garamendi (D-CA).