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 FCNL Welcomes Bill to Repeal Post-9/11 Military Legislation 

Washington, DC – A coalition of 42 organization from across the ideological spectrum called on House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX-10) to take up Rep. Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Press Release Quaker Lobby Praises New House Bill to Protect Dreamers 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) supports the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, introduced in the House today. The bill combines previous versions of both the Dream Act and the American Promise Act, which were designed to protect individuals living in the United States for extended periods of time and facing potential deportation.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Passage of H.R.1, An Important Step Forward for American Democracy 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised today’s House passage of the For the People Act (H.R.1). The legislation is designed to improve election integrity by focusing on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Senate Action on Gun Bill 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised the passage of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) late today. It urges the Senate to act swiftly in passing a similar bill.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Vote Denouncing “National Emergency” 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the passage of the House of Representatives resolution to overturn the national emergency declaration issued by President Donald Trump earlier this month. FCNL urges the Senate to approve a similar resolution as soon as possible.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Budget Deal; Deplores National Emergency Declaration 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today welcomed the bipartisan budget agreement negotiated by Congress to keep the federal government funded through the rest of the fiscal year. However, FCNL deplores the declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Vote to End U.S. War in Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic House vote to end American military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support in a 248-177 vote, now moves to the Senate, where a floor vote is expected within the coming weeks.

Statement Faith Leaders Join Together to Decry the Government Shutdown 

As leaders representing a broad array of religious beliefs and faith traditions, we write urging you to immediately end the partial government shutdown. The consequences are dire for millions of individuals and families, especially those facing poverty and food insecurity.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Optimistic on Peace as Congress Passes Elie Wiesel Act  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded both houses of Congress for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) at the end of its final session. 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 worldwide.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Celebrates Congressional Passage of the FIRST STEP Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised this week’s passage of the FIRST STEP Act (S. 756) by both chambers of Congress. This bipartisan criminal justice reform bill is expected to be signed into law by the president by the end of the week.