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house Bill H.R. 2259

Should the Peace Corps Give Volunteers a Raise & Provide More Health and Safety Support?

Argument in favor

Peace Corps volunteers are an important part of American volunteer efforts abroad who improve the quality of life for many people in the developing world. They deserve a raise and this bill ensures their health and safety while they’re serving abroad.

Mark's Opinion
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07/10/2018
The Peace Corp is a uniquely American institution, it is one of many ways the United States engages both in diplomacy and humanitarian aid. Those who volunteer to join the Peace Corp are making great sacrifices for those less fortunate. It is a moral value system that ought to be supported and nurtured. Further the people and government of the United States should support and protect their citizens who are working over seas.
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Loi's Opinion
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07/10/2018
Perhaps if we paid people who truly are altruistic and have the spirit to give we should be giving them a raise. Awful lot of overpaid yes men in this world if you ask me.
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07/10/2018
These people put their lives on the line to help those in need all over the world. They deserve nothing but the best.
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Argument opposed

The Peace Corps is already making strides to improve health and safety for volunteers, who don’t need a raise. Alternatively, the Peace Corps should turned into a non-profit agency that doesn’t rely on federal taxpayer support.

Jeffrey's Opinion
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07/10/2018
This should ha shifted long ago into a non profit private entity. This is not the job of the Federal Government.
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bobo541's Opinion
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07/10/2018
I personally do not believe that this is the responsibility of the United States Federal Government.
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mjrblessed's Opinion
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07/10/2018
I believe the Peace Corps to be important but believe this should be responsibility of private enterprise.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedOctober 9th, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 24th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed July 10th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedMay 1st, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • action
    Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • calendar
    Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
  • action
    Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2259.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • calendar
    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 508.
  • vote
    Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 115-256.

bill Progress


  • EnactedOctober 9th, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 24th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed July 10th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedMay 1st, 2017

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    The Peace Corp is a uniquely American institution, it is one of many ways the United States engages both in diplomacy and humanitarian aid. Those who volunteer to join the Peace Corp are making great sacrifices for those less fortunate. It is a moral value system that ought to be supported and nurtured. Further the people and government of the United States should support and protect their citizens who are working over seas.
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    This should ha shifted long ago into a non profit private entity. This is not the job of the Federal Government.
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    Perhaps if we paid people who truly are altruistic and have the spirit to give we should be giving them a raise. Awful lot of overpaid yes men in this world if you ask me.
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    These people put their lives on the line to help those in need all over the world. They deserve nothing but the best.
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    Of course those that serve deserve a raise and a bill that ensures their health and safety-they are our best diplomats especially as non partisan representatives of US. They heal out PR.
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    As someone going into the Peace Corps I think the more safety measures implemented the better. I don’t care for the money as I feel like most volunteers do it to help people but since it’s attached to a bill concerning volunteer safety then I’m all for it.
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    This is a great organization doing great work. Please support them!
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    As a returned Peach Corps volunteer I support improved health and safety measures.
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    The Peace Corps has been highly successful in it’s mission. Continuation and expansion of support for this important program is crucial.
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    Please vote yes for this
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    The Peace Corp was started by JFK’s administration. It builds a strong sense of compassion, provides a true sense of communities coming together for the good of the community. It brings education to those in other countries and in the U.S., that otherwise would not be taught how to build/learn a skill set, both in building and medically. The terrific blessing to the Peace Corp worker is immeasurable. Please, vote yes! It’s a win/win all the way around.
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    Make it happen. These folks go to out of the way places and do great things for the local populace. We are all alike in many ways- something I’ve gleaned in my world travels. It’s good to show that and to realize that.
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    For sure. These people provide humanitarian services and place their lives at risk in foreign countries. No Brainer!!
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    I personally do not believe that this is the responsibility of the United States Federal Government.
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    YES YES, the Peace Corps is doing important work, not the least of which is repairing America’s reputation around the world. My brother served in the Corps in Guatemala, and I think the Peace Corps is dang important.
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    As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer I support further funding for the important work we did and continue to do.
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    The Peace Corps is already making strides to improve health and safety for volunteers, who don’t need a raise. Alternatively, the Peace Corps should turned into a non-profit agency that doesn’t rely on federal taxpayer support.
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    I believe the Peace Corps to be important but believe this should be responsibility of private enterprise.
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    Peace Corps volunteers are an important part of American volunteer efforts abroad who improve the quality of life for many people in the developing world. They deserve a raise and this bill ensures their health and safety while they’re serving abroad.
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    Yes. Why is this a question?
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