Washington, DC (June 22, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sharply criticized the passage of the farm bill, H.R.2., last night. The five-year bill will force 2 million Americans to lose some or all their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food assistance benefits.
WASHINGTON, DC - In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) will join Members of Congress, Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, refugees and faith leaders to talk about Congress’s bipartisan commitment to welcome and protect refugees.
In some rural communities, Native women face a murder rate that is ten times higher than the national average. Despite having crime rates significantly higher than the rest of the country, Native victims in these communities are less likely to receive assistance and services.
Washington, DC (June 20, 2018) – On World Refugee Day, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) calls on Congress to uphold its commitment to welcoming refugees and individuals seeking asylum.
FCNL recently signed on to two letters asking congressional leaders and appropriators to decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the creation of a border wall in FY 2019 appropriations.
Washington, DC (June 18, 2018) – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) thanked the Senate for supporting the five percent tribal set-aside funds in the Crime Victims Fund for FY 2019. This amounts to around $220 million.
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM EST in the Quaker Welcome Center
Please join FCNL and Kate English in the Quaker Welcome Center Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation with her and our FCNL moderator and Peacebuilding lobbyist Theo Sitther, who will speak to the status and movement of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Act in the House.