The Peace Corps still may get its due monument in Washington. On Thursday, Feb. 8, legislation was reintroduced in the Senate to create a commemorative work in or near the District of Columbia to honor the United States Peace Corps.
Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced S.230, which would authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to build a memorial on unspecified federal land. The foundation would have to raise non-federal money to build it.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Energy & Natural Resources.
See the legislative info at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d113:1:./temp/~bd4ZoN:@@@X|/home/LegislativeData.php|.
The Senate passed the measure last Dec. 30 in the waning days of the last Congress but the House did not, so the legislative process has to start over. The National Park Service endorsed the concept of a memorial to Peace Corps volunteers.
For details, and the legislative history, see the stories linked to below.
The sponsors issued a statement on the bill, which you can see here: http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2013/2/senators-rob-portman-mark-udall-introduce-measure-to-commemorate-peace-corps.
No bills in the House have yet been introduced on it this year.
For info on the Peace Corps, see http://www.peacecorps.gov.