Tom Rogan: Democrats ignore intelligence threat and demand funding for Peace Corps China operation
Democrats ignore intelligence threat and demand funding for Peace Corps China operation
Some Democrats are adopting a harsher tone and more aggressive policy approach toward China. But based on their new State Department funding bill, House Democrats don't appear to support this effort.
Consider the bill's requirement that "none of the funds made available by this Act or prior Acts under this heading may be used to permanently close the United States-China Friendship Volunteer Program." This refers to the Peace Corps's China mission, which "from its main office at the Sichuan University, Peace Corps works closely with provincial departments of education and the counterpart universities to assign and support qualified and well-trained volunteers."