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. A graduate of the State University of New York with a bachelor’s in political science, he has been working in Washington on environmental policy-based communications and issue advocacy for over 15 years.

Articles by Timothy McHugh

Press Release FCNL Hails Congressional Push to Reverse Trump Administration’s Palestinian Aid Cuts 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed new bicameral efforts to press the Trump administration to reverse its decision to eliminate all U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Press Release FCNL Welcomes New Ways to Track Ongoing Police Militarization 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today applauded House appropriators taking several modest steps to change a 1997 law that created a pipeline of weapons and materials between the Pentagon and local police departments. The pipeline is known as the 1033 program after a provision in the recently renewed National Defense Authorization Act.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Initiative to End Illegal American War in Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds legislation introduced by a bipartisan quartet of U.S. Representatives to end U.S. military backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Press Release New Public Charge Rule Prioritizes Wealth over Hard Work and Family 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) strongly opposes a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain green cards if they have used social services.

Press Release Anti-Poverty Programs Help Lift Americans Out of Poverty 

La Comunidad hispana aún Enfrenta Mayores Tasas de Pobreza y Hambre

Washington, DC (September 14, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is encouraged to see the reduction in U.S. poverty and attribute this improvement to effective government programs like tax credits and food assistance. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, released this week, the official poverty rate decreased from 12.7 percent in 2016 to 12.3 percent in 2017, now totaling 39.7 million people.