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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.

Action Alert Give Peace a Chance – Support the Global Fragility Act  

The world is experiencing violence at levels not seen in the last 25 years. For the first time in history, violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement of people. Currently, the U.S. government lacks the capacity to prevent violent conflict or build long-term peace.

Background Five Reasons to Support the Global Fragility Act  

H.R.2116, 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.2116, S.727).

Background Global Fragility Act  

H.R.2116, S.727

World-wide levels of violence are at a 25-year peak, undercutting stability, reversing development gains, and spurring a global migration crisis not seen since World War II. Violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement.

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.2116, 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.2116, S.727).

Update New Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Violent Conflict 

A strong bipartisan coalition in Congress just introduced the Global Fragility Act (H.R.2116, 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.

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