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Background Question for Candidates: Welcome Refugees 

FCNL supports openness to refugees, as well as victims of violence and human trafficking and those seeking asylum.

Background Question for Candidates: Ensure the U.S. Has Peacebuilding Tools 

Before, during, and after a conflict, the U.S. can work to build peace -- if our government invests in the institutions and personnel necessary for peacebuilding to succeed.

Background Question for Candidates: The Iran Nuclear Deal 

The Iran nuclear deal successfully closed off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and made the world safer. U.S. and Israeli security officials have attested that the deal with working and that Tehran has upheld its commitments.

Background Question for Candidates: Bombs in Yemen 

Since March 2015, the U.S. has supported the Saudi-led military coalition to wage a devastating war in Yemen, which has plunged that country into humanitarian crisis

Background Question for Candidates: Pentagon Spending 

FCNL does not support spending taxpayer money on war and violence. Yet even those who support some military spending can agree that Pentagon spending is out of control.

Background Question for Candidates: Diplomacy with North Korea 

The United States has engaged in dialogue and diplomacy with North Korea in the past to avoid war while securing vital national interests—as it did with the Soviet Union before that. It should do so again.

Background Question for Candidates: No Blank Check for War 

Three presidents have used the 2001 Authorization to justify unrestrained military action in the Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia -- at least 41 military engagements in 18 countries. Congress needs to cancel this blank check for war by repealing the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Initial House Defense Policy Bill Raises Concerns 

On May 9, the House Armed Services Committee overwhelmingly backed an initial version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act setting policy prescriptions and spending targets for over $700 billion of military activity for the fiscal year starting this October. The full House will likely consider, tweak, and ultimately approve a version of the bill the week of May 21.

Statement FCNL Condemns Senate Vote Confirming Gina Haspel for CIA  

On May 17, 2018, the Senate voted 54-45 to approve the nomination of Gina Haspel as the next director of the CIA. This vote is a set-back for our country and a dangerous endorsement of torture.

Advocacy Resource Why Won't My Member of Congress Meet With Me? 

A Former Staffer’s Perspective on Why Talking to Staff Makes for Effective Advocacy

When you first ask for a meeting with your member of Congress (moC), the response a staffer is most likely to give you is “No”. A former congressional staffer explains why this is, and how to make the most of it.

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