Join lobbyists Amelia Kegan and Anthony Wier to learn about what is happening on the budget debate here in Washington, DC. Find out where things stand in the House and Senate, what the timeline for action is, and most importantly, what you can do to take action for a more just budget.
We are closer now than ever to a major win on health care, thanks in large part to the strong advocacy of people like you. But with a procedural vote on Tuesday and a possible floor debate coming up, every minute counts for protecting access to quality, affordable health care.
Weeks after the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to
repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Speaker
Paul Ryan stripped the amendment from the FY2018 Defense Appropriations
Bill just before midnight on July 18th.
This week, the House will start debate on nearly $900
billion for war, nuclear weapons, and a border wall. Make no mistake,
this funding bill marches arm in arm toward the same vision as the House
and Senate “health care” proposals: together they lift up bombs and
billionaires over health and humanity.
Alongside Representatives Raul Grijalva and Jan Schakowsky, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will discuss grassroots mobilization and movement-building on a panel at the Netroots Nation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 11th.
To bring U.S. immigration policy in line with our values of welcome and assistance to those in need, FCNL joined a letter urging members of Congress to fully fund refugee protection and oppose funding for the creation of a mass deportation force.
Administration, Congress Must Affirm Dreamer Protection and Expeditiously Pass the Dream Act of 2017
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) applauds the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, introduced today by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) joined by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY). This legislation outlines a path for Dreamers to become full and flourishing citizens of the country in which they grew up.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) urges members of Congress to reject the House of Representatives’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill upon full chamber consideration.
As the Trump administration considers dissolving the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and transferring some of its responsibilities to the Department of Homeland Security, FCNL and more than thirty other organizations have signed a letter urging representatives to block this executive action.