This bill would allow former Peace Corps volunteers or applicants to use the organization’s seal, emblem, or name on death announcements, plaques, grave stones, and or other grave markers.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedJanuary 9th, 2015
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 267?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 267
Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps is a U.S. international service organization that aims to help "people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries." Since its inception, the organization has become a household name, impacting the lives of millions of people around the world.
Peace Corps volunteers generally work for 2 years in a developing country on a variety volunteer projects. The scope of these projects includes education, health, community economic development, environment, youth development, and agriculture.
"Nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans have served in the Peace Corps. Their dedication to global service brings honor to my state, and I view this legislation as an earned right.”