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- January 23, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Congress (2 of 3) Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 2:36 pm 
- January 23, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Congress (3 of 3) Monday, April 04, 2005 - 1:49 pm 
- February 1, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Oversight: Legislation: Appropriations: Senator Lugar: Norm Coleman continues to Chair Senate Subcommittee that oversees Peace Corps Friday, February 04, 2005 - 7:23 pm 
- December 9, 2004: Headlines: Congress: CRS: Expansion: Legislation: CRS: CRS Report: As it considers authorization and Foreign Operations appropriations legislation in 2005, Congress will likely debate the level of funding required to support expansion of the Peace Corps and may continue the 2004 discussion of Peace Corps policies regarding the safety and security of volunteers. Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 10:21 pm 
- January 31, 2005: Headlines: Congress: US News: Norm Coleman, head of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps, is an ambitious crusader: How does a Jewish kid from Brooklyn who loved the Dodgers and led student protests in college, who served as Bill Clinton's state campaign cochair in 1996, end up as a conservative, antiabortion Republican senator from Minnesota with a Hollywood-actress wife? Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:37 pm 
- September 19, 2002: Headlines: Congress: Legislation: House Policy Committee: Representative Christopher Cox and the House Policy Committee opposes H.R. 4979 Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:41 pm 
- January 8, 2005: Headlines: Iraq: Congress: virginiamn: Coleman leaves Iraq; on way to Afghanistan Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 12:47 pm 
- January 15, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Expansion: Sun-Sentinel.com: Senator Nelson encourages Peace Corps in Latin America Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 12:44 pm 
- January 10, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Washington Times: Senator Lincoln Chafee may take over Foreign Relations Subcommittee that oversees Peace Corps Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 4:40 pm 
- January 7, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Oversight: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Senator Norm Coleman, chairman of the Senate subcommittee with oversight of the Peace Corps, says: I believe an opportunity exists to rededicate ourselves to the mission of the Peace Corps and its expansion to touch more and more lives Friday, February 18, 2005 - 2:15 am 
- January 2, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Senator Coleman , Chairman of the Subcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps, is heading to Asia Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:22 am 
- August 30, 2004: Headlines: Politics: Congress: Expansion: PBS: Senator McCain says "I think we should expand the Peace Corps" Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 1:01 pm 
- Archive Sunday, October 05, 2003 - 3:06 pm 
- 2007.01.17: January 17, 2007: Headlines: Congress: Election2008 - Udall: COS - Nepal: CBS4: Mark Udall to run for Colorado Senate Seat Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 10:37 am 
- 2006.10.04: October 4, 2006: Headlines: COS - Tunisia: Journalism: Humor: Congress: Internet: Washington Post: Al Kamen writes: Hastert Way Ahead of the Story Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:20 am 
- 2006.10.02: October 2, 2006: Headlines: Congress: The Crimson: Ted Kennedy says: “When I first arrived in the Senate, the young people were the ones who marched with Dr. King, they marched against the war, they were the ones who joined the Peace Corps, I think they want to play that kind of role today. The real challenge is giving them the opportunity to do it.” Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 9:31 am 
- 2006.09.05: September 5, 2006: Headlines: Congress: Nominations: Directors - Tschetter: PCOL Exclusive: A Letter to Senator Sarbanes of Maryland: PCOL supports the nomination of Ron Tschetter as Peace Corps Director Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 12:24 pm 
- 2006.02.07: February 7, 2006: Headlines: Congress: Global Health Corps: National Review Online: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says: The Peace Corps has done at least as much good as efforts costing much more Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 12:43 pm 
- 2005.02.24: February 24, 2005: Headlines: Congress: USC Center on Public Diplomacy: Senator Obama supports Peace Corps Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 12:39 pm 
- 2006.03.02: March 2, 2006: Headlines: Congress: Awards: 45th Anniversary: Washington File: Director Gaddi Vazquez presents awards to members of Congress Friday, March 03, 2006 - 6:57 pm 
- September 20, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Confirmation: Qualifications: Washington Post: Bush Nominee to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency faces Doubts Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 5:35 pm 
- August 21, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Concord Monitor: The Senate has a 30 percent rate of national service: one Peace Corps, one Vista and 28 military Friday, August 26, 2005 - 8:39 am 
- August 14, 2005: Headlines: Figures: Congress: Appropriations: Arizona Daily Star: Congressman Jim Kolbe making a mark in foreign-aid arena Saturday, August 20, 2005 - 2:54 pm 
- June 19, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Millennium Challenge: Washington Post: Al Kamen says: Supporters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation point out that it is very hard to start an agency from scratch, something that cannot be done quickly. Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 6:21 am 
- June 1, 2005: Headlines: Expansion: Election2008 - McCain: Congress: NewsMax.com: John McCain says: "one thing is to expand opportunities for national service - the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, neighborhood and community organizations. You see, I think after 9/11 we had a golden opportunity to call all Americans to serve the country - not just to tell them to take a trip and go shopping. And I think they would have responded. I think they will still respond." Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 6:07 am 
- May 1, 2005: Headlines: Figures: Congress: Appropriations: Franchising World: Congressman Jim Kolbe is head of the subcommittee that funds most U.S. foreign aid programs, including the Peace Corps Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 4:47 pm 
- May 5, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Inspector General: US Fed News: Peace Corps Report from Office of Inspector General Sent to Senate Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 2:41 pm 
- April 19, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Advocacy: Appropriations: NPCA: Forty-one members of the US House of Representatives, have signed onto a "Dear Colleague" letter in support of the President's Fiscal Year 2006 funding request of $345 Million for the Peace Corps - more than double the amount of signatures collected on similar House letters in 2005 Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 10:37 am 
- April 13, 2005: Headlines: Congress: COS- Panama: COS - Georgia: COS - Dominican Republic: COS - Nicaragua: Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteers meet with Members of Congress at their overseas sites Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 7:28 pm 
- March 25, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Kansas City Star: Norm Coleman to visit South America Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 10:26 pm 
- March 25, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Redwood Falls Gazette: What's up with Norm Coleman, head of the Senate Subbcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps? Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 10:24 pm 
- March 3, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Appropriations: Budget: Advocacy: NPCA Advocacy: RPCV Congressmen ask Colleagues to support full funding for Peace Corps Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 9:57 pm 
- February 24, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Quad-Cities Online: When asked about cuts to the Peace Corps budget, Sen. Obama said programs like that, as well as international broadcasts and promoting more foreign student programs, can help improve areas of diplomacy. Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 7:00 pm 
- February 8, 2005: Headlines: Congress: Global Health Corps: New Kerela: Senator Bill Frist proposes Global Health Corps proposed after tsunami disaster Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 4:56 pm 
Congress (1 of 3)
Congress (1 of 3)
When this story was posted in January 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:
| Ask Not|
As our country prepares for the inauguration of a President, we remember one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century and how his words inspired us. "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
| Latest: RPCVs and Peace Corps provide aid |
Peace Corps made an appeal last week to all Thailand RPCV's to consider serving again through the Crisis Corps and more than 30 RPCVs have responded so far. RPCVs: Read what an RPCV-led NGO is doing about the crisis an how one RPCV is headed for Sri Lanka to help a nation he grew to love. Question: Is Crisis Corps going to send RPCVs to India, Indonesia and nine other countries that need help?
| The World's Broken Promise to our Children|
Former Director Carol Bellamy, now head of Unicef, says that the appalling conditions endured today by half the world's children speak to a broken promise. Too many governments are doing worse than neglecting children -- they are making deliberate, informed choices that hurt children. Read her op-ed and Unicef's report on the State of the World's Children 2005.
| Our debt to Bill Moyers|
Former Peace Corps Deputy Director Bill Moyers leaves PBS next week to begin writing his memoir of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Read what Moyers says about journalism under fire, the value of a free press, and the yearning for democracy. "We have got to nurture the spirit of independent journalism in this country," he warns, "or we'll not save capitalism from its own excesses, and we'll not save democracy from its own inertia."
| Is Gaddi Leaving?|
Rumors are swirling that Peace Corps Director Vasquez may be leaving the administration. We think Director Vasquez has been doing a good job and if he decides to stay to the end of the administration, he could possibly have the same sort of impact as a Loret Ruppe Miller. If Vasquez has decided to leave, then Bob Taft, Peter McPherson, Chris Shays, or Jody Olsen would be good candidates to run the agency. Latest: For the record, Peace Corps has no comment on the rumors.
| The Birth of the Peace Corps|
UMBC's Shriver Center and the Maryland Returned Volunteers hosted Scott Stossel, biographer of Sargent Shriver, who spoke on the Birth of the Peace Corps. This is the second annual Peace Corps History series - last year's speaker was Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn.
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