US HB1456 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 108-3)
Status: Introduced on March 1 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-09-30 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Reauthorizes through FY2025 and modifies operations of the Peace Corps. Changes include expanding benefits and services for volunteers by increasing the readjustment allowance paid to volunteers when their service terminates and providing statutory authority for an executive order that grants returned volunteers noncompetitive eligibility for federal civil-service positions. Additionally, the bill entitles returned volunteers to three months of health care benefits (and a three-month extension at the volunteer's expense). The Peace Corps must also provide volunteers with (1) information about enrolling in U.S. health plans no more than 30 days prior to service termination, (2) adequate access to menstrual products, and (3) mental health care during and after service. The bill also includes provisions to address involuntary termination of Peace Corps service in emergencies or otherwise through no fault of the volunteer, including by expediting re-enrollment of involuntarily terminated volunteers. The Peace Corps must also provide adequate support to insure volunteers' safety and must coordinate with the Department of State to periodically update agreements and plans concerning the security of Peace Corps volunteers and staff abroad. The bill also modifies the Peace Corps National Advisory Council's membership and functions, expands whistleblower protections for volunteers, increases the rate of pay that applies to a volunteer's workers compensation claim, and requires a focus on leveraging the internet in Peace Corps programs. Furthermore, the bill requires reporting on (1) Peace Corps operations in the Pacific Islands, and (2) the provision of mental health services to volunteers.

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Title

Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2021

Sponsors

Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Amata Radewagen [D-AS]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]
Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [R-NJ]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]
Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]
Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]
Rep. Michael Simpson [R-ID]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-09-30HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2021-09-30HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2021-03-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-03-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-03-01HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E184)
2021-03-01HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB4188 (Related) 2021-06-25 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Subjects

Advisory bodies
Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
Cemeteries and funerals
Congressional oversight
Cosmetics and personal care
Dental care
Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
Drug therapy
Employee benefits and pensions
Employee hiring
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government studies and investigations
Health care costs and insurance
Health care coverage and access
Health care quality
Health information and medical records
Health personnel
Health technology, devices, supplies
Immunology and vaccination
Infectious and parasitic diseases
International affairs
Internet and video services
Judicial review and appeals
Medical tests and diagnostic methods
Mental health
National and community service
National symbols
Peace Corps
Prescription drugs
Sex and reproductive health
Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
User charges and fees
Women's health
Worker safety and health

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