Amelia Kegan

Legislative Director, Domestic Policy


Amelia Kegan

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.

She most recently spent six years at Bread for the World as the Deputy Director of Government Relations. Amelia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Smith College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law. She is a member of the Illinois bar and serves on the board of the Washington Council of Lawyers.

amelia@fcnl.org

Articles by Amelia Kegan

Update Congress Left Priorities Unfinished and Went Home 

Congress left for 2017 after rapidly passing a major tax overhaul and preventing a government shutdown for another month, leaving a number of “must do items” undone. These include:

Action Alert An Early Christmas Gift for Millionaires and Corporations 

Congress just passed a dangerous and regressive tax bill into law. This bill will slash taxes for corporations and the wealthy while increasing the budget deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. Now, congressional leaders have already set their sights on cutting programs that serve people in need to pay for their deficit-raising bill.

Action Alert The tax vote at 1:36 a.m. 

Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed its version of tax reform -- complete with a repeal of the individual health insurance mandate, giveaways to corporations and millionaires, changes that would hurt low- and moderate-income families, and handwritten amendments to a bill that no one had the time to read.

Action Alert Urgent Action: Major Tax Changes Rushing Through Congress 

The Senate is voting this week on a tax bill that will cause enormous harm. We don’t have a lot of time to stop this massive bill – congressional leaders want it on the president’s desk as soon as possible.

Action Alert Oppose the Senate Tax Bill 

On November 16, the House passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut for millionaires and big corporations that leaves the rest of the country footing the bill. This bill is moving at breakneck speed. Urge your senators to vote "no."

Action Alert Harmful Tax Plan Moving Quickly 

The tax plan pushed by congressional leadership is moving a breakneck speed through Congress. This legislation would balloon the country's deficits by giving away massive tax cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations while threatening to make life more difficult for families and individuals struggling to get by.

Background Tax Reform Fact Sheet 

Leaders in the U.S. House recently released a tax plan that would dramatically shape tax and spending policy for decades to come. This tax plan is moving extremely rapidly. The House is expected to vote the week of November 13 and the Senate is expected to vote on its tax plan after Thanksgiving.

Not a Skippable Moment 

FCNL's Amelia Kegan delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2017.

Action Alert Finally: Good News on Health Care 

President Trump made a decision last week that could throw health insurance markets into chaos – but it’s not over yet. A new bipartisan deal is our best chance to make sure millions can access health care.

Statement Time for Bipartisan Action to Protect Our Care 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation strongly condemns President Trump’s recent executive order to halt federal cost-sharing reduction payments and calls on Congress to pass the bipartisan Alexander-Murray deal.