House Peace Corps Funding Letter Hits New High

A record number of 181 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter calling for a $40 million increase for the Peace Corps!

The letter, which was drafted by National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), was circulated by the three co-chairs of the House Peace Corps Caucus: RPCV Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA), and fellow Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA).

172 Democrats (making up 73% of House Democrats) and nine Republicans signed the letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee for State/Foreign Operations requesting an increase in funding for the fiscal year that begins this coming October from $410.5 million currently to $450 million. Thirty-five new members of Congress also signed the letter.

NPCA advocates from all fifty states sent more than 2,000 messages to Congress in the past week, urging members to sign the letter.

 

 

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The following members of the House of Representatives signed the Peace Corps funding Dear Colleague letter. If your representative is listed below, contact them and say "thank you for signing the Peace Corps funding Dear Colleague letter."
 

ALABAMA

  • Terri Sewell

 

ALASKA

  • Don Young

 

AMERICAN SAMOA

  • Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

 

ARIZONA

  • Ruben Gallego
  • Raul Grijalva

 

CALIFORNIA

  • Karen Bass
  • Ami Bera
  • Julia Brownley
  • Salud Carbajal
  • Tony Cardenas
  • Judy Chu
  • Gilbert Cisneros
  • Jim Costa
  • Susan Davis
  • Mark Desaulnier
  • Anna Eshoo
  • John Garamendi (co-author)
  • Jimmy Gomez
  • Katie Hill
  • Ro Khanna
  • Doug LaMalfa
  • Barbara Lee
  • Mike Levin
  • Ted Lieu
  • Zoe Lofgren
  • Alan Lowenthal
  • Doris Matsui
  • Jerry McNerney
  • Grace Napolitano
  • Jimmy Panetta
  • Scott Peters
  • Katie Porter
  • Harley Rouda
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • Linda Sanchez
  • Adam Schiff
  • Jackie Speier
  • Eric Swalwell
  • Mark Takano
  • Juan Vargas
  • Maxine Waters

 

COLORADO

  • Diana DeGette
  • Joe Neguse
  • Ed Perlmutter

 

CONNECTICUT

  • Joe Courtney
  • Rosa DeLauro
  • Jahana Hayes
  • Jim Himes
  • John Larson

 

DELAWARE

  • Lisa Blunt Rochester

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton

 

FLORIDA

  • Kathy Castor
  • Ted Deutch
  • Alcee Hastings
  • Al Lawson
  • Stephanie Murphy
  • Donna Shalala
  • Darren Soto
  • Frederica Wilson

 

GEORGIA

  • Sanford Bishop
  • Hank Johnson
  • John Lewis
  • David Scott

 

GUAM

  • Michael F.Q. San Nicolas

 

HAWAII

  • Tulsi Gabbard

 

ILLINOIS

  • Cheri Bustos
  • Sean Casten
  • Danny Davis
  • Bill Foster
  • Jesus Garcia
  • Robin Kelly
  • Daniel Lipinski
  • Bobby Rush
  • Jan Schakowsky
  • Brad Schneider

 

INDIANA

  • Andre Carson

 

IOWA

  • Cynthia Axne
  • Dave Loebsack

 

KENTUCKY

  • Andy Barr
  • John Yarmuth

 

LOUISIANA

  • Garrett Graves (co-author)
  • Cedric Richmond

 

MAINE

  • Jared Golden
  • Chellie Pingree

 

MARYLAND

  • Anthony Brown
  • Elijah Cummings
  • Jamie Raskin
  • Dutch Ruppersberger
  • John Sarbanes
  • David Trone

 

MASSACHUSETTS

  • William Keating
  • Joseph Kennedy III (co-author)
  • Stephen Lynch
  • James McGovern
  • Seth Moulton
  • Richard Neal
  • Ayanna Pressley
  • Lori Trahan

 

MICHIGAN

  • Debbie Dingell
  • Dan Kildee
  • Andy Levin
  • Elissa Slotkin

 

MINNESOTA

  • Angie Craig
  • Jim Hagedorn
  • Collin Peterson

 

MISSISSIPPI

  • Bennie Thompson

 

MISSOURI

  • Emanuel Cleaver

 

NEVADA

  • Susie Lee
  • Dina Titus

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Ann McLane Kuster
  • Chris Pappas

 

NEW JERSEY

  • Josh Gottheimer
  • Andy Kim
  • Tom Malinowski
  • Donald Norcross
  • Bill Pascrell Jr.
  • Frank Pallone Jr. 
  • Donald Payne Jr.
  • Mikie Sherrill
  • Albio Sires
  • Jeff Van Drew

 

NEW MEXICO

  • Deb Haaland
  • Ben Ray Lujan

 

NEW YORK

  • Yvette Clarke
  • Antonio Delgado
  • Eliot Engel
  • Adriano Espaillat
  • Brian Higgins
  • Hakeem Jeffries
  • John Katko
  • Carolyn Maloney
  • Sean Patrick Maloney
  • Gregory Meeks
  • Joseph Morelle
  • Jerry Nadler
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Kathleen Rice
  • Thomas Suozzi
  • Paul Tonko
  • Nydia Velazquez

 

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Alma Adams
  • G.K. Butterfield

 

NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS

  • Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan

 

OHIO

  • Joyce Beatty
  • Marcia Fudge

 

OREGON

  • Earl Blumenauer
  • Suzanne Bonamici
  • Peter DeFazio

 

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Brendan Boyle
  • Mike Doyle
  • Dwight Evans
  • Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Susan Wild

 

PUERTO RICO

  • Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon

 

RHODE ISLAND

  • David Cicilline
  • Jim Langevin

 

TENNESSEE

  • Steve Cohen

 

TEXAS

  • Colin Allred
  • Joaquin Castro
  • Lloyd Doggett
  • Veronica Escobar
  • Al Green
  • Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson
  • Marc Veasey
  • Filemon Vela

 

VERMONT

  • Peter Welch

 

VIRGINIA

  • Don Beyer
  • Gerald Connolly
  • Donald McEachin
  • Bobby Scott
  • Abigail Spanberger
  • Jennifer Wexton

 

WASHINGTON

  • Suzan DelBene
  • Denny Heck
  • Pramila Jayapal
  • Rick Larsen
  • Kim Schrier
  • Adam Smith

 

WISCONSIN

  • Ron Kind
  • Gwen Moore