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 Quaker Organizations Oppose Potential West Bank Annexation by Israel 

Washington, DC – Three Quaker organizations that focus on international policy said today that they oppose the threatened annexation of the West Bank by Israel and called for such plans to be abandoned. Mounting reports indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government could annex the West Bank starting July 1.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Endorses House Committee’s Climate Crisis Solutions 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) endorsed the highly anticipated comprehensive congressional report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America, which the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released today.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Supreme Court’s Humane DACA Decision 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) enthusiastically celebrated today’s Supreme Court decision that the current administration cannot end the long-running Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Had the Court ruled differently, it would have resulted in mass deportations of undocumented young adults who were brought into this country as children.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Congressional Action on Justice in Policing Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urged Congress to act swiftly on the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120).

Press Release Dozens of Faith Groups Call for Immediate Senate Action on COVID-19 

Washington, DC – This morning, dozens of leaders of faith groups from across the religious spectrum released a series of videos urging the Senate to rise to the moment and pass their own version of the HEROES Act designed to further handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities of faith have become concerned that the longer the Senate delays in enacting another pandemic relief bill, the more people will suffer as benefits expire and states are forced to impose severe budget cuts. This will leave those deeply impacted by the COVID-19 economic impacts with little to no safety net.

Press Release Buying Groceries Should Not Result in Death 

Washington, DC – Following the killing of George Floyd and the arrest of one Minneapolis police officer, FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall issued the following statement:

Press Release FCNL Believes USAID Must Release All Yemen Funding To Help Fight COVID-19 

Washington, DC – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation released a letter – signed by more than eighty other state and national organizations – stressing the importance of releasing all suspended USAID funding for Yemen.

Press Release Abandoning the Open Skies Treaty Is a Mistake  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) expressed disappointment in today’s Trump Administration announcement that it will withdraw from the long-standing, multilateral Treaty on Open Skies. Formal termination will be effective in six months.

Press Release FCNL Lays Out Path to Peace in Afghanistan 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation issued a new report today on the responsible way to wind down and finally end the 19-year war in Afghanistan. This report draws on extensive interviews with experts in diplomacy, crisis response and planning, military affairs, and state-building in Afghanistan.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Senate Passage of the Heroes Act 

Washington, DC – Late this evening the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). The $3 trillion bill is the fifth relief package designed to deal with the economic and health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.