Text: H.R.854 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 854 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 854

 To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
 commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and 
                          for other purposes.



                             March 1, 2011

Mr. Farr (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Bordallo, Mrs. 
 Capps, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Costa, 
 Mr. Courtney, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Grijalva, 
 Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Himes, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Holt, Mr. Honda, 
 Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, 
 Mr. Loebsack, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Markey, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McDermott, 
  Mr. McGovern, Mr. Moran, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Payne, Mr. 
 Petri, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Platts, Mr. Price of North Carolina, 
Ms. Richardson, Mr. Sablan, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Stark, Mr. Tierney, Mr. 
Towns, Ms. Woolsey, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Matsui, Mr. 
Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Norton, Mr. Dreier, Ms. Moore, Mr. Fattah, 
Mr. Olver, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, and Mrs. Davis of California) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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


                                 A BILL

 To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a 
 commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) The Peace Corps was created by President John F. 
        Kennedy on March 1, 1961, for Americans to serve their country 
        in the cause of peace by living and working in developing 
            (2) The Peace Corps has become an enduring symbol of 
        America's commitment to promoting prosperity and progress in 
        the developing world.
            (3) Peace Corps volunteers have deepened the ties of 
        goodwill, friendship, and mutual understanding between the 
        United States and other countries.
            (4) Peace Corps volunteers return to the United States with 
        language fluency and deep cross-cultural experience that 
        enhances America's international standing.
            (5) Over 200,000 Americans from all 50 States have served 
        at the request of 139 countries as Peace Corps volunteers over 
        the past 50 years.
            (6) More than 8,600 Peace Corps volunteers currently serve 
        in 77 host countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern 
        Europe/Central Asia, Latin America, North Africa/Middle East, 
        and the Pacific Islands.
            (7) Peace Corps volunteers work with local communities in 
        developing countries to promote sustainable development and 
        local capacity building.
            (8) Peace Corps volunteers have made significant and 
        lasting contributions around the globe in education, public 
        health and HIV/AIDS relief, agriculture, youth development, the 
        environment, and business development.
            (9) As of 2010, more than 20 additional countries have 
        requested Peace Corps volunteers and existing host countries 
        have requested an increase in the number of Peace Corps 
            (10) After five decades of service, the Peace Corps 
        continues to reaffirm America's commitment to help communities 
        overseas help themselves.

              IT WAS FOUNDED.

    (a) Authorization To Establish Commemorative Work.--The Peace Corps 
Commemorative Foundation may establish a commemorative work on Federal 
land in the District of Columbia and its environs to commemorate the 
formation of the Peace Corps and the ideals of world peace and 
friendship upon which the Peace Corps was founded.
    (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works Act.--The 
establishment of the commemorative work shall be in accordance with 
chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly known as the 
``Commemorative Works Act'').
    (c) Use of Federal Funds Prohibited.--Federal funds may not be used 
to pay any expense of the establishment of the commemorative work. The 
Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation shall be solely responsible for 
acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the 
establishment of the commemorative work.
    (d) Deposit of Excess Funds.--If, upon payment of all expenses for 
the establishment of the commemorative work (including the maintenance 
and preservation amount required by section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, 
United States Code), or upon expiration of the authority for the 
commemorative work under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States 
Code, there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment 
of the commemorative work, the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation 
shall transmit the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the 
Interior for deposit in the account provided for in section 8906(b)(3) 
of title 40, United States Code.


    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying 
with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.