H.R.2259. Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018

United States House of Representatives
Last action 2 months ago
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Summary

                    Sam Farr Peace Corps Enhancement Act This bill increases the monthly pay rate for Peace Corps volunteers. The Peace Corps shall provide initial medical care to a former volunteer for a service-related condition for 180 days after termination of service, which period may be extended under specified circumstances. The bill grants the government jurisdiction over, and imposes penalties upon, persons who commit certain crimes outside of the United States against a volunteer. The Peace Corps Act is amended to authorize the designation of a position as a critical management support position if the position requires specialized technical or professional skills and knowledge of Peace  Corps operations.  The President shall ensure that each overseas post has appropriate medical services, including by detailing to such a post the licensed medical staff of other U.S. agencies. Each volunteer applicant shall be provided with information regarding crime and health risks and volunteer satisfaction with respect to the country in which the applicant has been invited to serve. The Office of Victim Advocacy in the Peace Corps headquarters is made permanent. The bill: (1) expands membership of the Sexual Assault Advisory Council, (2) requires at least one council member to have mental health field expertise, and (3) extends the council through October 1, 2023.  The President shall conduct annual volunteer surveys through September 30, 2023 (currently through September 30, 2018). The Inspector General of the Peace Corps may hire an expert, consultant, or organization without regard to certain daily salary requirements.  The Peace Corps shall periodically report to Congress on volunteer access to health care benefits.
                

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Actions

  • House Floor: Presented to President.

    Fri, Sep 28th 2018
  • Senate Floor: Message on Senate action sent to the House.

    Tue, Sep 25th 2018
  • Senate Floor: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

    Mon, Sep 24th 2018
  • Senate Floor: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6280)

    Mon, Sep 24th 2018
  • Senate Calendars: Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 508.

    Wed, Jul 11th 2018
  • House Floor: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Tue, Jul 10th 2018
  • House Floor: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6019-6022)

    Tue, Jul 10th 2018
  • House Floor: DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2259.

    Tue, Jul 10th 2018
  • House Floor: Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6019-6025)

    Tue, Jul 10th 2018
  • House Floor: Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

    Tue, Jul 10th 2018
  • House Committee: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Thu, May 17th 2018
  • House Committee: Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.

    Thu, May 17th 2018
  • House Committee: Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.

    Thu, May 17th 2018
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to House Education and the Workforce

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to House Foreign Affairs

    Mon, May 1st 2017
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, 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.

    Mon, May 1st 2017