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Withdraw Unauthorized US Military Involvement in Yemen

Tue, 2017-10-10 18:33
Please Cosponsor H.Con. Res. 81, the Khanna-Massie Legislation on Yemen.

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Senators Paul, Schatz, and Wyden Reintroduce Bill to Demilitarize Law Enforcement

Tue, 2017-10-10 12:25
Senators Rand Paul (KY), Brian Schatz (HI), and Ron Wyden (OR) have reintroduced S.1856, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (SMLA). This bill would prohibit the transfer of deadly military equipment to local police departments from the Pentagon under the 1033 program.

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Climate Champions

Mon, 2017-10-09 22:46
FCNL works alongside many other organizations to foster bipartisan action on climate change. Our goals of growing respectful relationships with members of Congress at the grassroots level are shared by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

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U.S. Role in the World: Peaceful Engagement or Military Might?

Mon, 2017-10-09 15:33
In the midst of efforts to radically reorganize the federal government, bolster military strength over diplomacy, development, and peacebuilding, Congress is pushing back. Our efforts to protect critical conflict prevention and peacebuilding accounts are bearing fruit. Senate legislation to fund diplomacy and development is case in point.

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Congress Needs to Pass the Dream Act Immediately

Mon, 2017-10-09 15:33
Congress needs to hear from you today about the urgency to protect Dreamers. 154,200 young immigrants are up against an arbitrary Oct. 5 deadline to renew their protections under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Tea Party-Aligned Group Helping Push Congress To Debate U.S. Role In Yemen War

Fri, 2017-10-06 18:32
And GOP leaders in the House who seek to defer to the Trump administration and avoid upsetting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other American partners invested in the war may attempt to prevent the vote from taking place altogether through arcane legislative maneuvers, said Kate Gould of the Friends Committee for National Legislation.

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U.S. Role in the World - peaceful engagement or military might?

Fri, 2017-10-06 18:32
In the midst of efforts to radically reorganize the federal government, bolster military strength over diplomacy, development, and peacebuilding, Congress is pushing back. Our efforts to protect critical conflict prevention and peacebuilding accounts are bearing fruit. Senate legislation to fund diplomacy and development is case in point.

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FCNL Congratulates ICAN on Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 2017-10-06 18:32
The Friends Committee on National Legislation congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Congressional Timeline on Pentagon Spending

Fri, 2017-10-06 18:32
Congress must take many steps to set the Pentagon’s final budget. For the fiscal year starting on October 1 (FY 2018), Congress and the president have already agreed to fund operations through December 8, 2017 at last year’s spending rate. Between now and then they still must reach a deal on the full year’s budget, or buy still more time.

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FCNL Congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons on Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 2017-10-06 12:07
The Friends Committee on National Legislation congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Letter Urging Meaningful Reform of Section 702 Surveillance

Thu, 2017-10-05 10:51
A letter published on October 3, 2017 by the American Civil Liberties Union and signed by 58 organizations urges representatives Goodlatte and Conyers to pursue substantial reforms to surveillance laws, specifically Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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Friend in Washington Program

Wed, 2017-10-04 22:40
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has long benefitted from the dedicated service of Friends who volunteer in our Washington, DC office for a focused period of time.

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McHenry should sign on to Wiesel Act

Wed, 2017-10-04 10:33
Representative McHenry should sign on to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act for three reasons: it saves Americans money, it will protect the American people and it will help us avoid military intervention.

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FCNL Statement to House Homeland Security Committee on Border Accountability

Tue, 2017-10-03 22:08
FCNL submitted this statement to the House Committee on Homeland Security, pertaining to the markup of H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act.

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Cap of 45,000 Refugees is Unacceptable

Tue, 2017-10-03 15:52
On September 29, 2017, the White House announced a refugee cap of 45,000 for the 2018 fiscal year. FCNL condemns this unacceptably low number, as it abandons our country’s values and the people who need our help the most.

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We Protected Health Care – Again. Now What?

Tue, 2017-10-03 15:52
Thank you! Once again, the power of people talking to Congress has stopped the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Together, we have prevented devastating cuts to health care for millions of people.

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National Clean Energy Week

Tue, 2017-10-03 09:50
September 29, 2017 concluded the inaugural celebration of National Clean Energy Week. NCEW was hosted in Washington D.C., organized by several energy groups and associations, and recognized by Governors of eight different states across the country.

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The Failure to Act on Gun Violence

Mon, 2017-10-02 21:47
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is a national tragedy. It also brutally lays bare our elected officials’ failure to act on gun violence.

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FCNL Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee on Dream Act of 2017

Mon, 2017-10-02 15:48
The Friends Committee on National Legislation’s statement for the record, pertaining to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Tracking Congressional Action on Pentagon Spending

Mon, 2017-10-02 15:48
It can be hard to keep up with all the moving legislative parts that affect Pentagon spending levels for the fiscal year starting October 1 (that is, FY2018). Here is a brief primer.

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