Peace Corps Commemorative Heads to Senate Floor
By Jonathan Pearson on Thursday, November 10th, 2011
It was the 30th item on the Thursday morning agenda of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
And like the other 29 non-controversial items that preceded it, Peace Corps Commemorative legislation (S. 1421) was unanimously passed by the full committee with no debate and little discussion. In fact, the only point raised was by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who announced her intention to become a co-sponsor of the bill. She will become the tenth Senator to date to co-sponsor S. 1421.
Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) says he looks forward to preparing and presenting S. 1421 and the other bills to the full Senate for consideration.
To continue building momentum towards passage of the Peace Corps Commemorative legislation, we urge supporters to continue contacting their Senators and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1421. Follow this link to take action.
Companion legislation in the House of Representatives (H.R. 854) awaits final consideration by the House Natural Resources Committee. Similar legislation passed the House last year in a unanimous vote.
Learn more about the Peace Corps Commemorative.