1. Update

House Uses Funding Bills to Advance Equality, Peace, and Justice

June 27, 2019

Washington has been a buzz of activity recently. While the news headlines may sound dour and dim, there were several major legislative victories on Capitol Hill.

We are in the midst of Congress’s annual appropriations season. This is when our federal government puts its literal money where its mouth is – determining what programs to fund or cut. The House of Representatives has been passing spending bills at a rapid pace.

Both the House and the Senate will go through this process of determining overall spending levels—how big the pie should be—and then dividing it up to fund individual programs. Despite not yet having an agreed upon topline spending numbers, the House is moving forward first, getting a jump start on directing resources towards priorities House leadership and appropriators believe need investment.

FCNL has lobbied hard to ensure that our values are reflected in these bills. Check out the good news.

Update House Appropriations Bills Advance FCNL’s Domestic Priorities 

The House passed several spending bills for fiscal year 2020 in June—including the Labor Health and Human Services (Labor-H), Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD), Commerce Justice Science (CJS), Interior Energy and Water, and State Foreign Operations (SFOPs) appropriations bills.

Update Appropriations Bills Restrain Authority to Conduct War and Build Nuclear Weapons 

The $1 trillion package of FY2020 spending bills that passed the House in June contained important victories for reining in the aggressive and militaristic U.S. approach to national security.