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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.

Legislative Ask Stop New Nuclear Missiles 

Reject funding for new “low-yield” and other warfighting nuclear weapons.

Ronald Reagan famously warned that, “A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.” In the 35 years since Reagan’s statement, the world has made important but insufficient progress in reducing nuclear dangers. Now, the Trump Administration is arguing, without any credible evidence, that other countries may think they could prevail in a limited nuclear exchange.

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.

Update Major Progress on Defense Policy Bill 

Last week brought major victories for FCNL’s lobbying priorities when the House moved to reject unnecessary and destabilizing new weapons systems, and preserve longstanding treaties.

Letter FCNL Joins Coalition Opposing Pentagon Spending Levels 

On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.

Update Honoring Senator Richard Lugar's Legacy 

Richard Lugar was laid to rest last week in his home state of Indiana.

Background Nuclear Weapons 

There is that of God in every person. The faith of Quakers is built entirely on this foundation. Nothing is more fundamental to FCNL’s search for a world free from war and for a society with equity and justice for all.

Event Executive Director of Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN, Energizes Quaker Welcome Center 

On Monday, March 4, FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall joined Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), in front of a packed Quaker Welcome Center and Facebook Live audience for a conversation about ICAN’s campaign to transform the global conversation about eliminating all nuclear weapons.

Update We Must Stick to North Korean Diplomacy: It's our Only Option 

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un walked away from their Hanoi summit without a deal. Both sides now must make sure this missed opportunity does not set off a new downward spiral in U.S.-North Korea relations.

Advocacy Resource Minute of Support for Prevention of Nuclear War 

A minute of support for preventing nuclear war from Friends at London Grove Monthly Meeting on February 4th, 2019

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