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Update Appropriations Bills Restrain Authority to Conduct War and Build Nuclear Weapons 

The $1 trillion package of FY2020 spending bills that passed the House in June contained important victories for reining in the aggressive and militaristic U.S. approach to national security.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate Vote to Prevent War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) celebrated today’s Senate action on Iran, which saw a bipartisan majority vote of 50-40, to block President Trump from attacking Iran without prior congressional authorization. Although the amendment, sponsored by Senators Tom Udall (NM) and Tim Kaine (VA), did not meet the 60-vote threshold required for inclusion in the defense policy bill, it sent a strong message that the Senate will not stand idly by while the president leads the country into yet another devastating Middle East war.

Letter Pro-Diplomacy Organizations Call for Vote On Udall Amendment To Prevent An Unauthorized War With Iran 

Americans for Peace Now, Arms Control Association, Council for a Livable World, Foreign Policy for America, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn, NIAC Action, Ploughshares Fund, VoteVets and Win Without War issued the following statement:

Press Release Senate Rebuffs President’s “End-Run” on Saudi Arms Sales 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hails today’s Senate vote to reject the $8 billion arms sale package to Saudi Arabia and other countries that the Trump administration sought to push through without congressional oversight and approval. By a vote of 53 to 45, the Senate disapproved the sale of bombs of the type that have been used in Saudi attacks against Yemeni civilians.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No War With Iran!  

Each day, it seems, the United States moves closer to war with Iran.

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.

Letter 62 Organizations Urge Congress to Prevent War with Iran 

FCNL signed a letter with 61 partner organizations asking Congress to stop the march to war with Iran.

Support FCNL Threatening War with Iran 

Can you help support our work to prevent war with Iran by donating today? Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

With warships on their way to the Persian Gulf and the White House reviewing plans to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East, the United States is setting up the possibility of war with Iran.

FCNL in the News An “Emergency” Arms Deal: Will Congress Acquiesce in Another Blow to Its Authority? 

When it comes to the war in Yemen, Congress has made its feelings known: It wants to end any U.S. participation, as well as block the sales of weapons to the countries carrying it out.

Letter 45 Groups Urge Congress to End U.S. Support for War in Yemen 

On June 3, FCNL joined 45 advocacy groups in sending a letter to Congress calling for an end to U.S. participation in the Saudi-UAE coalition's war in Yemen. during consideration of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Defense Appropriations bills.

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