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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

US House passes bill to regulate Peace Corps
Jeannie Shawl at 10:54 AM ET

The House of Representatives has passed the Health, Safety, and Security of Peace Corps Volunteers Act of 2004 [PDF], which will create an ombudsman and a more independent inspector general for the Peace Corps. Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez has objected to the bill, saying that the ombudsman position is redundant and that the inspector general currently has all the independence he needs. Read Vasquez's testimony before the House Committee on International Relations earlier this year. Knight Ridder has more.



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