SENATOR CHRIS DODD RESTORES PEACE CORPS FUNDING - From 1966 to 1968, Dodd served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

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SENATOR CHRIS DODD RESTORES PEACE CORPS FUNDING - From 1966 to 1968, Dodd served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.



SENATOR CHRIS DODD RESTORES PEACE CORPS FUNDING - From 1966 to 1968, Dodd served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

SENATOR CHRIS DODD RESTORES PEACE CORPS FUNDING - From 1966 to 1968, Dodd served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

For Immediate Release

DODD RESTORES PEACE CORPS FUNDING

June 22, 2000

Washingon, D.C. Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., yesterday successfully fought back attempts to cut funding from the Peace Corps' 2001 budget. Dodd, a former Peace Corps volunteer, authored an amendment to restore $24 million to the agency's budget, bringing the agency back to its current funding level. Dodd's amendment, which passed the Senate unanimously, was agreed to as part of the Senate's Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which passed today.

"Thousands of Americans are giving of their time freely to build a better world; we shouldn't be shortchanging their efforts," Dodd said. "It is important that we ensure the agency is sufficiently funded so we can live up to the expectations its success has engendered throughout the world."

The restored funding will enable the agency to sustain current volunteer levels and continue ongoing operations in served countries. In addition, volunteers will be able to implement new initiatives to prevent HIV and AIDS and to bring information technology to underserved communities throughout the world. The funding will also enable the Peace Corps to provide emergency assistance through the newly established Crisis Corps, which dispatches returned volunteers to countries coping with devastating natural disasters.

From 1966 to 1968, Dodd served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Today, more than 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 77 countries worldwide.

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