Time to Reach Out to Your Appropriators!
By Jonathan Pearson on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Making the case for a well-funded Peace Corps is an ongoing process with regular cycles of activity.
The Fiscal Year 2013 cycle is now turning to the all important Senate and House Appropriations Committees, which set spending ceilings for thirteen subcommittees that cover every dollar of federal funding. The State/Foreign Operations Subcommittee is primarily responsible for determining final funding levels for Peace Corps and other international affairs programs.
Plus Up the Peace Corps! President Obama has requested level funding of $375 million for the Peace Corps in Fiscal Year 2013. By all indications that funding – 6.6 percent below the funding received nearly three years ago – will lead to fewer Volunteers in the field and threaten some great progress on a number of other fronts. Therefore, we are asking Congress to go beyond the President’s request…to “plus-up” his funding request to $400 million, returning Peace Corps funding to its historic high water mark.
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