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April 2010

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Peace Corps Improvement and Expansion Act of 2009 Moves Another Step Forward

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved by voice vote April 13, 2010 the Peace Corps Improvement and Expansion Act of 2009 (S 1382). Sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), the bill would require the Peace Corps director to develop a strategic plan for improving and expanding the Peace Corps, including:

1. Strengthen Peace Corps management capabilities and    program effectiveness;
2. Expand volunteer opportunities; and
3. Increase the size of the Peace Corps.

The bill will now move to the full Senate for a vote.

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