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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 October 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.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Passage of the Climate Bill, Urges More Action 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised today’s House passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R.9). Passed 231-190, the legislation prevents any funding for removing the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. It also requires the administration to develop plans to meet its emissions reductions goals under the agreement. The bill passed with unanimous Democratic support and included Republican votes.

Letter FCNL Joins 30 National Religious Organizations Calling on Congress to Support H.R. 9.  

H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, would prevent the Trump administration from using any funds to withdraw from the vital Paris Climate Agreement. It would also require the administration to develop plans to meet our emissions reductions goals in the agreement.

Minute of Concern for Climate Change 

Minute of Concern for Climate Change by Piedmont Friends Meeting, March 2018.

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