FCNL joined 30 organizations in sending a letter to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees expressing opposition to war with Iran, and urging them to retain bipartisan language to prohibit funds for military action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress. The conferees are working together to resolve the differences between the defense authorization bills passed separately by the Senate and the House.
FCNL joined 40 organizations in sending a letter to House leadership applauding their support of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would halt all U.S. military aid for the illegal Saudi-led war in Yemen.
In concert with 15 partner organizations, FCNL issued recommendations for the upcoming House vote on the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). See the vote recommendations, sent to Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9), below.
In a letter sent on July 10 to all House members, FCNL joined 36 other signatories, including former State and Defense Department leaders, in expressing support for Rep. Elliot Engel's (NY-16) amendment to the 2020 NDAA, which would extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
In a letter sent on July 9 to the House Rules Committee, FCNL joined a coalition of foreign policy organizations in supporting an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would affirm diplomacy with North Korea and call for a formal end of war declaration.
On July 8, FCNL joined 25 partner organizations urging the House Committee on Rules to support amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) to strengthen ethics laws and shine a light on potentially dangerous conflicts of interest at the Pentagon.
On July 8, FCNL joined with 13 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum to send a letter to key House leaders about proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. Read the letter below.
Americans for Peace Now, Arms Control Association, Council for a Livable World, Foreign Policy for America, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn, NIAC Action, Ploughshares Fund, VoteVets and Win Without War issued the following statement:
On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.
FCNL joined thirteen other organizations in a statement expressing disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s short-sighted decision to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.
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