Soon, Congress will choose how much taxpayer money each federal department will receive. Many of them oversee critical programs that benefit people, ranging from anti-hunger and housing programs, to education, and foreign aid.
Earlier this year President Donald Trump told Americans that, “great nations do not fight endless wars.” Yet his administration continues to drag the country towards another ruinous war without end, this time in Iran.
The Bipartisan Background Checks Bill (H.R. 8), which would establish universal background checks, passed the House of Representatives earlier this year. Since then, we’ve seen continued progress and wins in a variety of areas that address gun violence. While we’re continuing our push for universal background checks in the Senate, a lot has happened outside of those efforts
Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).
The EITC and Child Tax Credit are two our nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs. Congress must act to strengthen them.
April 15 marked Tax Day. We often talk about the federal budget as a moral document, which outlines the priorities of our nation. If we want to have an honest conversation about our nation’s spending, we also must discuss taxes, the revenue side of the budget equation.
Mass incarceration is built upon excessive sentences and limited opportunities for rehabilitation. Workforce training and education in prison are key to unlocking potential and increasing the likelihood of success upon release.
FCNL is strongly committed to achieving peace in Yemen. On March 13, we celebrated Senate passage of S.J. Res. 7, a bill requiring the President to end American military participation in this conflict. Less than a month later, on April 4, the House approved the same measure, for the first time since the Vietnam war sending legislation to the President’s desk that enforces the War Powers Act.
Susie Fetter was a beloved member of FCNL’s General Committee from 1988-2012, serving on the field, development, and nominating committees. She represented the Field Committee on FCNL’s Executive Committee from 1994-2000. Susie passed away on March 21, 2019.