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 Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen as Peace Talks Progress 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today celebrated both the historic Senate vote to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the breakthrough in the Yemen peace negotiations.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate for Passing Elie Wiesel Act, Preventing Genocide and Violent Conflict 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the Senate for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). Named after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the bill ensures the U.S. government is equipped with the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes of violent conflict.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Congress for Passing Farm Bill, Protecting Struggling Families by Supporting SNAP 

Washington, DC – After months of intense negotiations and back-and-forth, both the House and Senate have approved the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R.2), now headed to the President to be signed into law. The final bill protects and strengthens SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provisions. It also excludes harsh provisions in the House bill that would have cut people from SNAP who are struggling to find or keep work.

Press Release Quakers Applaud Senate Passage of Savanna’s Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomed the passage of Savanna’s Act (S.1942) by the Senate. The bill is now headed to the House for their approval. Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna LaFontaine Greywind, a Dakota woman eight-months pregnant who went missing and was found brutally murdered in August 2017.

Statement Advocates Press Congress for a Final Farm Bill that Protects SNAP 

Washington, DC – As House and Senate negotiators reportedly are nearing a deal on the farm bill this week, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Food Program (SNAP or food stamps).

Press Release Senate Votes for Ending Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic Senate vote to advance legislation ending American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It calls on the Senate to immediately vote on final passage, and for the House to also take up this legislation and end illegal military involvement in Yemen’s civil war once and for all.

Statement Quaker Lobby Applauds House Action to Reduce Violence Globally 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded last night’s overwhelming passage of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act (HR 5273) in the House of Representatives. The bill mandates the development of a long-term, government-wide strategy to address fragility and violence in select countries. The bill strengthens American capacity to address the root causes of violence, which are taking an increasingly harsh economic and human toll.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Bipartisan Climate Change Legislation 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s introduction of the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA) by Reps. Ted Deutch (R-FL), John Delaney (D-MD), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Francis Rooney (R-FL).

Quakers Laud Committee Passage of Savanna’s Act; Urges Full Senate Action 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today welcomes the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs’ approval of Savanna’s Act (S.1942/H.R.4485). The bill is now in the hands of the full Senate. Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna LaFontaine Greywind, a Dakota woman eight-months pregnant who went missing and was found brutally murdered in August 2017.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Calls on Congress to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomed the Pentagon’s decision late last week to stop mid-air refueling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombing Yemen. It also called on Congress to pass legislation ending all forms of U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition and to press Saudi Arabia and its allies to immediately end the war in Yemen.