Another attempt to get a Peace Corps memorial in Washington, DC has been started. Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA) introduced H.R. 915, which would “authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work” in or near Washington, DC.
The effort failed in the last two congresses. At the end of last year, the Senate approved the memorial but the House did not vote. See stories linked to below for the history.
Read the legislation at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.915:.
No federal funds could be used to build the monument. The foundation would have to raise all funds and deposit any extra money in an account to maintain the memorial, which the Department of the Interior would control.
The bill doesn't say anything about the size or form of the memorial except to say it must comply with the Commemorative Works Act.
Four representatives cosponsored the bill.
It was referred to the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands & Environmental Regulation and also to the House Budget Committee.