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  1. Action Alert A Veto Won’t Stop Our Work for Peace in Yemen 

    On April 16, President Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 7, a bipartisan resolution approved by solid majorities of the House and Senate to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

  2. Action Alert Divest Funds From Immigrant Detention; Invest in People 

    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.

  3. Action Alert Stop the March to War with Iran  

    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.

  4. Update Victory: The Violence Against Women Act Passes House with Tribal Provisions 

    On April 4, the House passed H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This is a significant win, especially for Native American women!

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Update More Progress on Gun Violence Prevention Inside and Outside of Congress 

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

Background Native American Legislative Update 

April 2019

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).

Update Tax Credits Keep Millions Out of Poverty 

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.

Letter 18 Organizations Support Resolution for Humanitarian Funding in Gaza 

FCNL joins 17 other organizations in supporting S.Res. 171, Senator Merkley's resolution to restore humanitarian funding to the West Bank and Gaza. Read our full statement below.

Update Bringing Faith-Rooted Climate Policy to Earth Day  

Climate change is finally on the agenda of the U.S. Congress. With Earth Day around the corner, now is a good time to go beyond recycling to learn about the legislative proposals before our country.

Update Congress Advances Bill to Prohibit War in Venezuela 

On April 9, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H.R. 1004, Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela.

Legislative Ask Co-Sponsor the REAL Act and include in the Higher Education Act  

H.R.2168 /S.1074

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.

Update House Committee Moves to Prevent Violence 

The bipartisan Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) just passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Next, the full House and the Senate will take up this critical peacebuilding legislation.

Support FCNL Major Victory for Yemen – Let’s Keep Up the Momentum  

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.

Update A Remembrance of Susie Fetter 

Written by Kathy Guthrie

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.

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