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.

Articles by Amelia Kegan

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.

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.

Action Alert New Health Care "Compromise" Protects Insurance Companies, Not Patients 

Don't let Congress sneak through an even worse health care bill. Vice President Mike Pence and Freedom Caucus members are working on a "compromise" health care bill. Some are hoping it could come to a vote as soon as this week.

Statement Constituent Voices Defeat Historic Threat to Health Coverage for Millions 

We scored a major victory today. The House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act, deciding not to proceed with a bill that would have dismantled Medicaid and threatened health coverage for millions of people in our country.

Action Alert Health Care Vote: Urge Your Reps Not to Compromise 

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan doesn’t have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act – but that could change in a moment unless we keep up the pressure. Encourage your members of Congress to oppose any efforts to repeal the ACA.

Action Alert Hours to Protect Health Care 

All 435 representatives are preparing to vote on whether to end the Medicaid program as we know it and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Call your members of Congress today to urge them to vote no on the American Health Care Act.