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  1. Statement FCNL Statement on the Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump 

    The Friends Committee on National Legislation supports the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump led by the U.S. House of Representatives.

  2. Action Alert Important Vote Pending: Congressional Negotiations Could End or Prevent Three Wars 

    Right now, we have a unique opportunity to end two wars and prevent a new one from starting.

  3. Action Alert Tell Your Senators: Protect the Safety of Native American Women 

    Right now, the Senate Judiciary Committee is negotiating their version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization. This is a critical hurdle since the House passed its version (H.R. 1585) a few months ago.

  4. Press Release FCNL Criticizes Much Reduced U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program  

    Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) criticized the drastic reduction of refugees to be admitted for resettlement in the U.S. This follows the Trump administration’s announcement late yesterday to resettle only 18,0000 refugees in FY 2020 – the lowest in the 39-year history of the program.

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Letter End American Participation in the War in Yemen with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020  

Over Forty Prominent Americans Agree: Now is the time to end America's Involvement in the Yemeni Civil War.

Background Bill Analysis: MARKET CHOICE Act 

On. Sept. 26, 2019, Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Francis Rooney (FL-19), and Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan MARKET CHOICE Act.

Background Bill Analysis: The America Wins Act 

On Aug. 2, 2019, Reps. John Larson (CT-1), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Stephen Lynch (MA-8), and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the America Wins Act.

Statement Diplomacy Could Have Prevented the Bloodshed in Northeastern Syria 

As a Quaker organization committed to ending all wars, the Friends Committee on National Legislation calls on Turkey to immediately end its assault on northeastern Syria and urges the U.S. government to pursue a diplomatic solution to this quickly-deteriorating situation.

Legislative Ask No More Dangerous Walls or Detention Beds 

The administration is responding to a refugee crisis by creating a humanitarian one – separating families, jailing children, and deporting asylum seekers to their deaths. Congress has poured billions more into the machinery behind detention, deportation, and border militarization – yet the administration is overspending even with these inflated levels.

Update Demanding Justice for Yemen and Jamal Khashoggi 

It was one year ago on Oct. 2 that Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered by agents of the Saudi Arabian government. In memory of the Washington Post journalist, advocacy groups held a press conference in front of the Saudi Embassy, demanding justice and calling on the U.S. to reevaluate its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Our Middle East lobbyist, Hassan El-Tayyab, delivered the following remarks at the event:

Update Experts Hold Briefing on Korean Diplomacy in Quaker Welcome Center  

The Quaker Welcome Center was envisioned as a venue for bipartisan dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. On Oct. 4, the space once again fulfilled that vision.

Press Release Eight States Now on Both Hungriest and Poorest Lists 

Washington, DC – Eight states now rank in the top ten as both the hungriest and poorest in the country, according to recently released government data. New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia were on both lists in 2017. Now, for 2018, Oklahoma has joined their ranks.

Statement Removing Military Weapons From Our Communities 

On Sept. 25, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled "Protecting America from Assault Weapons." FCNL submitted this statement in advance of the hearing, calling on Congress to mark up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (H.R. 1296).

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Growing and Deepening Our Lobbying Around the Country 

FCNL constituents visited local congressional offices across the country this summer while Congress was home for the August recess. Working with staff from our Washington office, volunteers organized more than 129 lobby visits or in some cases just dropped by congressional offices.

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