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Update House Votes to End War with Iraq, Prevent War with Iran 

The House of Representatives also adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill which advance our work on nuclear weapons, climate, ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen, and more.

In a pair of stunning victories last week, the House of Representatives adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill that would repeal the 17-year-old authority to engage in a war with Iraq and prohibit spending on an unauthorized war with Iran. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 (NDAA) then passed the House by a final vote of 220-97, without any Republican votes.

Advocacy Resource August Recess: A Time for Action 

Congress is home - “Drop-by” their office for a visit!

Every member of Congress will be home for the entire month of August – from August 2-September 8. There’s no better time to drop-by local congressional offices to talk about the policy issues that you care about. We want to help you be as effective as possible.

Update Rejecting Cruelty as a Policy Solution 

Congress must break the status quo by divesting from enforcement spending and investing in true humanitarian assistance.

Action Alert Rejecting Cruel Immigration Policies 

There is a humanitarian crisis at our Southern border - one of separated families and detained asylum seekers. It is a crisis of walls and migrant deaths. The U.S. government has responded by pouring billions into an enforcement system that is worsening the crisis.

Action Alert Congress Must Reject Cruel Immigration Policies 

Plan a drop-by visit.

Time and time again, the administration has demanded more money for harmful immigration enforcement policies and Congress has funded them. The supplemental spending bill (H.R. 3401) Congress just passed was more of the same. It provides money with no guarantee that it will be spent to protect children, not further militarize our border.

Legislative Ask Stop Fueling Unjust Deportation, Detention & Border Policies  

There is a humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border: one of immigrant children separated from their parents and migrants dying as they seek refuge. There is a crisis of walls built through communities and of refugee families detained in camps on military bases. The Trump administration is now jailing more than 53,000 people in increasingly fatal conditions.

Update House Appropriations Bills Advance FCNL’s Domestic Priorities 

The House passed several spending bills for fiscal year 2020 in June—including the Labor Health and Human Services (Labor-H), Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD), Commerce Justice Science (CJS), Interior Energy and Water, and State Foreign Operations (SFOPs) appropriations bills.

Advocacy Resource Minute of Concern on Migration  

Minute of Concern on Migration by Intermountain Yearly Mountain, June 2019.

Press Release FCNL Supports Humanitarian Crisis Funding, Not Enforcement 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) expressed concern today that the House of Representatives’ emergency spending package, currently projected at $4.5 billion, could be used to enhance enforcement and detention rather than humanitarian assistance. Recent reports from border detention facilities have documented cases of children without diapers, soap, medical supplies, and access to showers. In several cases, it was up to older children to take care of the younger children, all without proper adult supervision.

Event Listen to the Recording: Immigration Update: What’s Happened and What’s Next?  

On June 18, 2019, FCNL’s Immigration and Refugee Policy team, Hannah Evans and Gabriela Viera, offered a special briefing. Listen to the recording to hear about how our immigration priorities have played out in D.C. and how you can take action on the next steps to advancing political change.

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