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

Event Proposed Rule Changes and Regulatory Attacks 

Watch the Recording

On June 18, Amelia Keagan, FCNL's legislative director for domestic policy, joined partners from the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs for a special briefing.

Update FCNL’s Vote Recommendations on FY 2020 Funding Measure 

(Updated June 19, 2019)

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is moving a $1 trillion spending package to fund key federal departments and agencies. In the process of debating and voting on the measure, Members of Congress will be considering multiple amendments.

Update Tax Credits Keep Millions Out of Poverty 

The EITC and Child Tax Credit are two of our nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs. Congress must act to strengthen them.

April 15 marked Tax Day. We often talk about the federal budget as a moral document, which outlines the priorities of our nation. If we want to have an honest conversation about our nation’s spending, we also must discuss taxes, the revenue side of the budget equation.

Update Congress Leaves Town as Aid for Puerto Rico Runs Out 

Congress left town for a two-week recess. Many legislative items remain undone, but one of the most urgent and tragic is the failure to pass a disaster assistance package. As a result, nearly 1.4 million individuals in Puerto Rico, a third of the island’s population, have seen their nutrition assistance deeply cut since the end of March.

Update We Can Stop This Attack on People Struggling with Hunger and Food Insecurity 

On Feb. 1, 2019, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule to restrict states' flexibility to provide vital food assistance to individuals and families who struggle with hunger.

Event Interfaith Webinar to Protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On Feb. 1, the Trump Administration posted a notice for proposed rulemaking through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to restrict states' flexibility to provide vital nutrition support to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families. This triggered a 60-day public comment period which ends on April 2.

Background The Marathon for the World We Seek  

I love running long distances. My most recent marathon was a 243-mile race deep in the Moab Desert of Utah. I ran for more than 90 hours with barely any sleep.

The Senate Must Act to Reopen Government, Protect Vulnerable Communities 

On January 15, FCNL sent this letter to Senate staff outlining the impacts of the longest lapse in federal funding in history and urging Congress immediately pass bipartisan, responsible spending bills.

Update End Food Insecurity by Not Taking Food Away from People 

As House and Senate negotiators were reportedly nearing a deal on the farm bill, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for SNAP (food stamps). They were in Washington, DC, for FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2018.

Update Saving America’s Most Effective Anti-Hunger Program 

Annual Meeting 2018

FCNL's Amelia Kegan delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2018.