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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.

Action Alert Tell Congress: Stop President Trump's Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement 

In December 2015, something historic happened. In response to the worsening climate crisis, the global community came together to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. Together, we agreed to address the global problem of climate change.

Letter Letter to Congress: Fund a More Peaceful, Sustainable, and Compassionate Foreign Policy 

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process, Congress should prioritize funding for peacebuilding, international environmental programs, and refugee protection.

Letter Faith and Environmental Advocates Oppose Weakened Mercury Rules 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to weaken regulations on coal-fired power plants, which are the most significant mercury polluters.

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