Following President Biden's March 9th announcement that he is requesting $495 million for the Peace Corps in Fiscal Year 2024, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the annual Peace Corps Funding Dear Colleague letter.
The letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee – which urges support for the president's request – secured 136 signatures in less than one week. Four House Republicans (Bacon-NE, Molinaro-NY, Gonzalez-Colon-Puerto Rico, and Radewagen-American Samoa) signed onto this year's letter.
Use this link to read the final letter.
Review the list of signers below.
If your Rep is among those who signed, visit our NPCA Action Center to send a thank you message!
Who signed the letter?
Here are the lawmakers who signed the Garamendi Peace Corps Funding Dear Colleague Letter for Fiscal Year 2024.
DEADLINE to sign on: 5:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2023 (THIS LETTER IS NOW CLOSED)
SIGNATURES as of Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 AM: 136
SIGNATURES needed to reach our goal: 10
American Samoa: Radewagen
Arizona: Gallego, Grijalva
California: Barragan, Bera, Brownley, Carbajal, Cardenas, Chu, Correa, Costa, DeSaulnier, Eshoo, Garamendi (Author), Huffman, Jacobs, Kamlager-Dove, Khanna, Levin, Lieu, Matsui, Napolitano, Panetta, Peters, Ruiz, Sanchez, Schiff, Swalwell, Takano, Mike Thompson, Vargas
Colorado: Crow, DeGette, Neguse
Connecticut: Courtney, Hayes, Himes, Larson
Delaware: Blunt Rochester
District of Columbia: Norton
Florida: Cherfilus-McCormick, Moskowitz, Soto, Wilson
Georgia: Bishop, Hank Johnson, McBath, David Scott, Williams
Illinois: Budzinski, Casten, Danny Davis, Foster, Jonathan Jackson, Kelly, Krishnamoorthi
Maine: Golden, Pingree
Maryland: Raskin, Sarbanes
Massachusetts: Auchincloss, Keating, Lynch, McGovern, Moulton, Neal, Pressley, Trahan
Michigan: Dingell, Kildee, Slotkin, Stevens, Tlaib
Minnesota: Craig, Phillips
Nevada: Horsford, Titus
New Hampshire: Pappas
New Jersey: Andy Kim, Pascrell, Payne, Sherrill
New Mexico: Stansbury
New York: Bowman, Clarke, Higgins, Jones, Molinaro, Tonko, Torres, Velazquez
Northern Marianas: Sablan
North Carolina: Adams, Manning, Nickel
Ohio: Beatty, Shontel Brown
Oregon: Blumenauer, Bonamici, Hoyle, Salinas
Pennsylvania: Boyle, Evans, Houlahan, Wild
Puerto Rico: Gonzalez-Colon
Rhode Island: Cicilline, Magaziner
Texas: Allred, Castro, Crockett, Doggett, Escobar, Fletcher, Vicente Gonzalez, Jackson Lee, Veasey
Virginia: Beyer, Connolly, McClellan, Spanberger, Wexton
Virgin Islands: Plaskett
Washington: DelBene, Jayapal, Larsen, Schrier, Strickland
Jonathan Pearson is Director of Advocacy for National Peace Corps Association. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org