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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.