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Action Alert Urge Congress to support the Global Fragility Act of 2019 

The world continues to experience a peak in violence not seen in at least twenty-five years and the U.S. government lacks the capacity to prevent violent conflict or build long-term peace.

Background Summary: Global Fragility Act 

(H.R.1580, S.727)

Representatives Eliot Engel (NY-16), Michael McCaul (TX-10), Adam Smith (WA-09), Ann Wagner (MO-02), Bill Keating (MA-09), and Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Senators Chris Coons (DE), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Merkley (OR), Marco Rubio (FL), and Todd Young (IN) have introduced the Global Fragility Act (H.R.1580, S.727).

Update New Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Violent Conflict 

A strong bipartisan coalition in Congress just introduced the Global Fragility Act (H.R. 1580, S.727). The bill, if enacted, would require the Secretary of State to launch a government-wide initiative to “stabilize conflict-affected areas and prevent violence and fragility globally.”

Update Congress Restores Funds for Peacebuilding 

Just like last year, President Donald Trump slashed funding for key peacebuilding accounts in his budget request. And just like last year, Congress rejected his cuts.

Update Our Takeaways from the 2019 State of the Union 

Which Donald Trump appeared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Feb. 5? Was it the belligerent president who threatened “fire and fury” against North Korea? Or the anti-interventionist president who called the Iraq war a “big, fat mistake”?

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 Support dialogue and diplomacy, not military intervention in Venezuela 

The people of Venezuela have suffered through years of severe economic hardship and political crisis brought on by a repressive and authoritarian government.

FCNL in the News We must do more than simply remember the Holocaust 

Enacting the Elie Wiesel legislation represented a major victory for activists and advocates. But our work is not over.

Update Elie Wiesel Act Signed into Law! 

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act is now law of the land.

Update Congress Says “Enough” to Atrocities 

The House and Senate have both passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). Now it goes to the president’s desk to become law.

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