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Background Climate Solutions Caucus in the 116th Congress 

The Climate Solutions Caucus has officially relaunched in this new Congress! The two co-chairs, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19), hosted their first members meeting on June 20.

Letter Faith and Environmental Leaders Condemn Clean Power Plan Replacement 

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.

Letter Faith Groups Urge Robust Funding for Environmental Protection 

On June 17th, FCNL was one of 13 religious organizations that signed a letter to the House of Representatives, urging an appropriations package that provides robust funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior and does not include any anti-environmental riders.

Update FCNL’s Vote Recommendations on FY 2020 Funding Measure 

(Updated June 19, 2019)

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is moving a $1 trillion spending package to fund key federal departments and agencies. In the process of debating and voting on the measure, Members of Congress will be considering multiple amendments.

Update Emily Wirzba Published in Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability  

Congratulations to Emily Wirzba, FCNL Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy and Environment, and our former Program Assistant for Communications, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred! They wrote a chapter in the book Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability entitled “Lobbying for an Earth Restored: Friends Committee on National Legislation.”

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

June 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update The Good News You Didn’t Hear About 

Lost in the media frenzy over budget negotiations, congressional investigations and military operations was a bill that contained several pieces of good news.

Event Listen to the Recording: Let’s Talk Climate Solutions with Rep. Costello  

Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) has been key to the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s work to foster bipartisan climate change action in Congress. On May 22, he joined FCNL advocates for a special climate briefing.

Update Investing in a Better Future 

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill. That means that Congress is deciding where and how to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars in the next fiscal year (which starts on Oct. 1). This is important work, since most laws—good and bad—can only be implemented if they are funded.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

May 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

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