..........A. REP. SAM FARR PROPOSES PC LEGISLATION
Congressman Sam Farr is proposing new Peace Corps legislation that includes authorization for doubling the size of the Peace Corps, keeping the Peace Corps independent of USA Freedom Corps, Sargent Shriver's 4th goal for the Peace Corps, a "Shriver Fund" for promoting PC goals, and a PC Advisory Board.
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..........B. BUSH PUSHES HOMELAND SECURITY WITH FREEDOM CORPS
President Bush spoke in Knoxville last week about how the USA Freedom Corps Volunteers will increase Homeland Security through Citizen Corps Programs like the Police Services Program, the Terrorism Information Program, and Community Emergency Response Teams and how the Peace Corps can "help spread America's values."
Amid sporadic fighting, Peace Corps has issued an evacuation order for all of its volunteers and staff. They are consolidating now, and will evacuate for a "transition conference" before returning to the U.S.
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