February 6, 2006: Headlines: Presidents - Bush: Budget: Appropriations: White House: White House requests $337 Million for Peace Corps for FY2007

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White House requests $337 Million for Peace Corps for FY2007

White House requests $337 Million for Peace Corps for FY2007

President Bush released his budget for Fiscal Year 2007 which includes a request of $337 Million for Peace Corps. This represents an increase in funding of approximately 5.5% over the current budget (approximately $319 Million).

White House requests $337 Million for Peace Corps for FY2007

Caption: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifes about U.S. President Bush's FY2007 budget proposals before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 16, 2006. Photo: EUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Presidentís Budget:

Continues democracy building and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and builds the capacity of our allies to fight terrorists by increasing key anti-terrorism and security assistance;

Provides $3 billion for the Millennium Challenge Account, enabling up to eight additional compacts with eligible developing countries;

Expands the number of people in Africa and the Caribbean who receive life-saving treatment for HIV/AIDS to 1.3 million by 2008, an increase of almost 900,000;

Meets the Presidentís commitments to fight malaria in Africa, provides 100 percent debt cancellation to qualifying heavily indebted poor countries, and continues a path to double aid to Africa by 2010;

Promotes efforts to expand democracy in the broader Middle East, including increased funding for education exchanges in the region, public diplomacy, democracy programs, and broadcasting to the area; and

Provides humanitarian relief, supports peacekeeping efforts, and continues reconstruction in Sudan.





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