Tim McHugh

Tim leads organizational efforts to communicate about issues, victories, priorities, and updates through all available news channels – specifically the major media outlets. He is responsible for providing FCNL staff with opportunities to convey our message – in print and through the airways – to the public and throughout the country. He keeps FCNL issues and staff on the collective radars of reporters and journalists nationwide. Lastly, he runs FCNL several media-focused social media channels.

Tim joined FCNL in the spring of 2018. He has been working in Washington on environmental policy-based communications and issue advocacy for over 15 years.

Articles by Timothy McHugh

Press Release Eight States Now on Both Hungriest and Poorest Lists 

Washington, DC – Eight states now rank in the top ten as both the hungriest and poorest in the country, according to recently released government data. New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia were on both lists in 2017. Now, for 2018, Oklahoma has joined their ranks.

Press Release FCNL Criticizes Much Reduced U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) criticized the drastic reduction of refugees to be admitted for resettlement in the U.S. This follows the Trump administration’s announcement late yesterday to resettle only 18,0000 refugees in FY 2020 – the lowest in the 39-year history of the program.

Press Release Faith Groups Urge Congress to Prevent Unauthorized War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), along with over 50 national faith organizations, urged Congress to prevent an unauthorized war with Iran.

Press Release Federal Aid Programs Prove Vital in Reducing U.S. Poverty  

Washington, DC – Despite the continued reductions of poverty rate, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), is dismayed to see the number of people still living in poverty in the world’s richest country. According to today’s Census Bureau report, the official poverty rate decreased from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Approximately 38.1 million people lived below the poverty line in 2018 ($25,465 for a family of four).

Press Release Congress Must Seize This Opportunity to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Washington, DC – Today, a nationwide group of 62 organizations came together to send an unequivocal message to Congress: Now is the time to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq (2002 AUMF).

Press Release National Advocacy Groups Urge Democratic Leaders to Stand Firm on Ending US Support for Yemen War 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and more than 60 national advocacy groups today urged congressional leaders to end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their war against the Houthis in Yemen.

Statement Our Federal Government Brings Back Capital Punishment 

On July 25, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government will start carrying out death sentences for the first time in nearly two decades by ordering the executions of five inmates. FCNL opposes this action and believes the death penalty should be abolished in all jurisdictions.

Press Release Christian Leaders Call for a 2020 Budget that Invests in Families  

Washington, DC – Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection today released the following statement on the 2020 budget:

Press Release House Votes to End War with Iraq, Prevent War with Iran 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s House votes repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq (2002 AUMF) and preventing a new unauthorized war with Iran.

Press Release PRESS ADVISORY: Faith Leaders Call for Diplomacy, Not War, With Iran 

Christian leaders release unprecedented statement in response to the growing threat of war with Iran

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 9, national faith leaders will convene on Capitol Hill to speak out against a morally and religiously indefensible war with Iran. Amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran, speakers will call on all Christian leaders, theologians, clergy, and laypersons to choose peace over more war. The speakers will also call on legislators to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the president cannot take unauthorized unilateral military action in or against Iran.