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Legislative Ask End the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

S.J. Res. 7

In the coming days, FCNL expects the Senate to vote on bipartisan legislation (S.J. Res. 7) to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The measure was introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Mike Lee (UT), and Chris Murphy (CT), and a similar version of the legislation passed the Senate in December 2018 by a vote of 56-41.

Update 5 Things We’d Like to Hear President Trump Say in the State of the Union 

In this divisive and toxic political environment, it is rare for our political parties to agree on anything of substance – and even rarer for them to admit they agree. But here at FCNL, we are always looking for common ground that leads toward a world without war or the threat of war.

Update Piling On Syria Sanctions Undermines Diplomacy 

In the coming days and weeks, FCNL expects the House and the Senate to vote on two measures -- the Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 31) in the House and the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 (S. 1) in the Senate – that would add a new layer of sanctions to those already in effect against Syria.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Optimistic on Peace as Congress Passes Elie Wiesel Act  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded both houses of Congress for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) at the end of its final session. Named after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the bill ensures the U.S. government is equipped with the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes of violent conflict worldwide.

Statement U.S. Military Troops Should Leave Syria, But We Can’t Abandon the Region 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the announced withdrawal of U.S. military troops from Syria and the reduction of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen as Peace Talks Progress 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today celebrated both the historic Senate vote to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the breakthrough in the Yemen peace negotiations.

Update Updated: Senate Vote on Yemen – Your Calls Are Needed 

This week, your Senators are expected to vote on final passage of S.J. Res. 54, the Sanders-Lee-Murphy legislation to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Update A Historic Vote to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen 

The Senate recently voted to advance legislation that will end American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. As of press time, the Senate still needs to hold a final vote on this issue, but it is expected before the end of the 115th Congress.

Press Release Senate Votes for Ending Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic Senate vote to advance legislation ending American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It calls on the Senate to immediately vote on final passage, and for the House to also take up this legislation and end illegal military involvement in Yemen’s civil war once and for all.

Update Progress is Possible 

In these hyperpartisan times, it can sometimes feel like we spend much of our energy on damage control. Last week demonstrated that our advocacy and lobbying is making real, impactful change.

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