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  1. Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Budget Deal; Deplores National Emergency Declaration 

    Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today welcomed the bipartisan budget agreement negotiated by Congress to keep the federal government funded through the rest of the fiscal year. However, FCNL deplores the declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

  2. Update FCNL Welcomes Bill to Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

    Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). A bipartisan group of 46 representatives joined Rep. Lee to cosponsor the bill.

  3. Action Alert Upcoming Vote on Background Checks: Urge Congress to Act to End Gun Violence 

    After years of inaction, Congress is finally advancing policies to reduce gun violence in our communities. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8). Next stop is a vote before the full U.S. House.

  4. Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Vote to End U.S. War in Yemen 

    Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic House vote to end American military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support in a 248-177 vote, now moves to the Senate, where a floor vote is expected within the coming weeks.

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Update Shutdown Avoided. Progress Toward Peace. 

This was an extraordinary week. We witnessed exciting movement on several issues we care about—and avoided another government shutdown. The week then concluded with President Donald Trump’s worrisome declaration of a national emergency to build his expanded border wall.

Update Congress Restores Funds for Peacebuilding 

Just like last year, President Donald Trump slashed funding for key peacebuilding accounts in his budget request. And just like last year, Congress rejected his cuts.

Letter 41 Faith Leaders: A Border Wall is Immoral 

Today, President Trump announced a national emergency declaration in order to build the border wall. FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall joined 40 other faith leaders in a statement condemning the border wall as immoral.

Event Interfaith Webinar to Protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On Feb. 1, the Trump Administration posted a notice for proposed rulemaking through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to restrict states' flexibility to provide vital nutrition support to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families. This triggered a 60-day public comment period which ends on April 2.

Letter 68 Organizations Send Message to Congress: End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen 

FCNL, in partnership with 67 other organizations, signed a letter urging members of Congress to support of H.J. Res. 37, Rep. Ro Khanna's (CA-17) legislation to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The signers include a diverse coalition of groups, including peace and security, humanitarian, mass-movement, faith-based, atrocities prevention, and constitutional rights-focused organizations that collectively represent millions of Americans, based in every congressional district in the country.

Work with FCNL Sustainable Building Manager 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a Sustainable Building Manager. The Building Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the stewardship, maintenance, and building operations at FCNL's three Capitol Hill properties: FCNL's 11,000 square foot green office building at 245 2nd Street, NE the adjacent 3,500 square foot residential property, 205 C Street, NE, in which the Quaker Welcome Center is located, and additional office space at 518 C Street NE.

Update Shutdown Watch: Senate Should Pass Remaining Bills 

Rein in ICE Overspending on Detention

Congress has until Friday to pass the remaining spending bills and avert another government shutdown. A bipartisan bicameral group of lawmakers were tasked with coming up with a deal to fund the Department of Homeland Security. They are right up against the deadline for coming up with an agreement.

Work with FCNL Grasstops Advocacy Manager 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation seeks a creative, self-starter with 3 to 5 years of experience either in development or grassroots advocacy to identify, cultivate, track and grow our network of individual grasstops and grassroots volunteer advocates who are building personal relationships with members of Congress.

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2019 Schedule  

Saturday, March 23 - Tuesday, March 26 in Washington, DC

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2019, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, DC to lobby their representatives.

Event White Privilege Conference 

March 20-23, 2019 | Cedar Rapids, IA

The WPC provides a challenging, collaborative and comprehensive experience. They strive to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations.

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