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

Action Alert It's Not Over Yet on Health Care 

We are on the cusp of a giant victory, and i's because of your incredible advocacy. As of Monday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell does not have the votes either to pass the Senate health care bill or to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

Action Alert Keep Up the Pressure 

Senate leaders announced that they’re delaying a vote on the Senate health care bill until after the July 4th recess. This delay comes because of the intense pressure on members of Congress from constituents like you.

Action Alert Still 22 Million People at Risk 

On June 27, Senate leadership said they would postpone the scheduled health care vote. This is a huge victory, but it's not over yet. Keep contacting your senators. Tell them to take Medicaid off the table.

Action Alert Senate Moving Fast on Health Care 

Don't sit this one out. Senators are moving fast to try and vote on a bill that cuts Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars -- an essential program that provides health care coverage for 69 MILLION people nationwide. This is an "all hands on deck" moment.

Update Trump's Budget Proposal Dismantles America's Safety Net, Funds Tax Cuts for the Wealthy 

President Trump's budget request proposes one of the largest redistributions of public resources, cutting trillions from safety net program while instituting trillions of dollars in tax breaks that would primarily benefit the wealthiest people in America.

Action Alert Tell Congress: Reject this Unconscionable Budget 

President Trump’s budget presents a clear – and alarming – vision of our country’s future. Congress should reject this proposal to fund billions in new spending for war and tax cuts at the expense of the lives and well-being of families and communities.

Update Comey Firing Raises Concerns 

Both Republicans and Democrats are questioning President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on May 9.

Action Alert Devastating Health Care Bill Passes House 

On to the Senate. We’re heartbroken and outraged that hundreds of representatives supported health care legislation that would force more people to choose between life-saving medical care and crushing debt or bankruptcy. If passed into law, it would end Medicaid as we know it, eliminate key patient protections, and eliminate coverage for 24 million people.

Action Alert Urgent Health Care Update 

On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives voted to repeal key patient protections, end Medicaid as we know it, and eliminate coverage for 24 million people.

Action Alert The AHCA Is Back -- And Much Worse 

Leaders in the House of Representatives have just reached a deal on a revised -- even worse -- bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they're moving fast.