New Peace Corps bill named after slain alumna

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June 25, 2011

2:26 PM

The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act was introduced in the United States House of Representatives and Senate Thursday.

The bill, named after a slain College of William and Mary alumna, advocates the increase of congressional oversight of the Peace Corps with hopes of making it safer for volunteers abroad.

Puzey, a 2006 graduate of the College, was slain while serving in the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa in 2009.

For more background on the Puzey case, see the original Flat Hat article

For more on the bill, see Caitlin Fairchild ’11’s Government Executive article

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