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Update Senate Re-Introduces Sentencing Reform 

Senate sponsors, led by Senators Grassley (IA) and Durbin (IL), have re-introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA). This bill is a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that would make fair, smart reductions in mandatory minimum sentences and lower our massive prison population at the federal level.

Letter 47 Organizations Call for Closing Loophole in Section 702 Surveillance Law 

On October 13, 2017, forty-seven organizations, including FCNL, sent a letter to Representatives Goodlatte (VA) and Conyers (MI) calling for stronger reforms to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

FCNL in the News Joint statement: Grassroots groups respond to Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal 

Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement.

Action Alert Breaking: Trump Opens Door for Congress to Sabotage Iran deal  

Today, President Trump set us on a path toward war with Iran. By refusing to certify the Iran deal, he walked away from the diplomatic option with Iran.

FCNL in the News Trump Is Trying to Hoodwink Us into War with Iran 

We’ve seen this movie before, complete with trumped-up charges of WMD. Americans must speak out now to head off another disastrous military adventure.

Legislative Ask Withdraw Unauthorized US Military Involvement in Yemen 

Please Cosponsor H.Con. Res. 81, the Khanna-Massie Legislation on Yemen.

Action Alert Iran Nuclear Deal in Danger 

President Trump's escalating threats against diplomacy with Iran and against North Korea are propelling the U.S. toward military confrontations that are reckless, dangerous to U.S. security, and could result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

FCNL in the News Tea Party-Aligned Group Helping Push Congress To Debate U.S. Role In Yemen War 

And GOP leaders in the House who seek to defer to the Trump administration and avoid upsetting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other American partners invested in the war may attempt to prevent the vote from taking place altogether through arcane legislative maneuvers, said Kate Gould of the Friends Committee for National Legislation.

Statement FCNL Congratulates ICAN on Nobel Peace Prize 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Background Congressional Timeline on Pentagon Spending 

Congress must take many steps to set the Pentagon’s final budget. For the fiscal year starting on October 1 (FY 2018), Congress and the president have already agreed to fund operations through December 8, 2017 at last year’s spending rate. Between now and then they still must reach a deal on the full year’s budget, or buy still more time.

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