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Update The Good News You Didn’t Hear About 

Lost in the media frenzy over budget negotiations, congressional investigations and military operations was a bill that contained several pieces of good news. The State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill – the annual measure that supports diplomacy and development around the globe – was approved by the House Appropriations Committee with new provisions that advance FCNL’s legislative agenda.

Update The House Votes for a New Approach to Prevent Conflict 

The Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) passed the House of Representatives with broad, bipartisan support! Now it awaits consideration in the Senate.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Bill to Prevent Violence  

Washington, DC – Last evening, the US House passed the Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) with broad bipartisan support. The bill demonstrates deep legislative support for peaceful, preventive solutions to stop violent conflict before it begins and build peace where it is needed most.

Work with FCNL Legislative Director for Peacebuilding Policy 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist for the position of Legislative Director for Peacebuilding Policy.

Letter More than 100 Organizations Call on Congress to Reject Proposal to Weaken Firearm Export Controls 

The administration proposal would “thwart congressional oversight and create new and unacceptable risks of exacerbating gun violence, human rights abuses, and armed conflict.”

Letter Over 50 Groups Urge Senators to Prohibit Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela 

On May 9, 2019, FCNL and over 50 faith-based, anti-war, and other concerned organizations wrote a letter urging senators to cosponsor S.J.Res.11, which prohibits unauthorized military intervention in Venezuela.

Update Investing in a Better Future 

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill. That means that Congress is deciding where and how to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars in the next fiscal year (which starts on Oct. 1). This is important work, since most laws—good and bad—can only be implemented if they are funded.

Letter Letter to Congress: Fund a More Peaceful, Sustainable, and Compassionate Foreign Policy 

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process, Congress should prioritize funding for peacebuilding, international environmental programs, and refugee protection.

Update House Committee Moves to Prevent Violence 

The bipartisan Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) just passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Next, the full House and the Senate will take up this critical peacebuilding legislation.

Letter 25 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention 

Twenty-five faith-based and humanitarian organizations sent a letter to Congress urging robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

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