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Update Grassroots Action Pushes Green Deal to the Forefront  

As Washington, D.C. prepares to welcome a new Congress in January, there has been much conversation and activism surrounding a bold new climate change agenda called a Green New Deal. FCNL is excited by the momentum and elevation of the need for ambitious climate policy. We also remain committed to building up bipartisan support for climate action in the 116th Congress.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Congress for Passing Farm Bill, Protecting Struggling Families by Supporting SNAP 

Washington, DC – After months of intense negotiations and back-and-forth, both the House and Senate have approved the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R.2), now headed to the President to be signed into law. The final bill protects and strengthens SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provisions. It also excludes harsh provisions in the House bill that would have cut people from SNAP who are struggling to find or keep work.

Update Final Farm Bill Avoids Harmful House Provisions & Protects SNAP 

After months of intense negotiations, the House and Senate have come to an agreement and released a final version of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), also known as the farm bill. The Senate voted 87-13 in favor of the bill, and the House passed it by a vote of 369-47.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Rule on Public Charge  

On December 10, 2018, FCNL submitted a comment opposing a proposed rule that would dramatically expand the definition of what it means to be a "public charge."

Update Saving America’s Most Effective Anti-Hunger Program 

Annual Meeting 2018

FCNL's Amelia Kegan delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2018.

Statement Advocates Press Congress for a Final Farm Bill that Protects SNAP 

Washington, DC – As House and Senate negotiators reportedly are nearing a deal on the farm bill this week, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Food Program (SNAP or food stamps).

Action Alert Today I'm lobbying to prevent hunger. Join me in speaking out! 

Today I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. Each of us will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, and urging them to preserve SNAP, America’s most effective anti-hunger program. At stake is whether Congress will take food assistance away from people struggling to find work.

Event Post-Election: Join us on Capitol Hill  

There’s a disturbing news story circulating in Washington this week. According to Politico news, President Trump and Vice President Pence are preparing to launch an all-out attack on the bipartisan Senate farm bill.

Legislative Ask Protect Families Struggling with Hunger 

We are called to feed hungry and clothe poor people.

The farm bill (H.R. 2) is the largest source of food assistance for millions of struggling families in our country. The Senate and House have passed different version of the bill and are currently reconciling them. The biggest hurdle to completing conference negotiations between the House and the Senate is the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The House version of the farm bill, passed by just two votes (213-211), would take food away from people unable to find a job.

Update FCNL Advocate Recognized as Interfaith Trailblazer  

At the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) 55th annual convention on August 31 – Sept. 3, 2018, Amelia Kegan, FCNL’s Legislative Director for Domestic Policy, was named the 2018 Interfaith Trailblazer of the Year. She was recognized for her ongoing work to dismantle structural economic injustice.

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