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Letter FCNL Joins 17 Organizations Across the Political Spectrum to Call for Reduced Military Spending 

Open Letter to Congress: Pentagon Doesn’t Need a Budget Boost

United in opposition to excessive military spending, 17 organizations from across the political spectrum sent a letter to Congress on March 8 urging Congress to return to the Budget Control Act caps and stop providing endless money for endless war. Read the letter below.

Press Release FCNL Welcomes Bill to Repeal Post-9/11 Military Legislation 

Washington, DC – A coalition of 42 organization from across the ideological spectrum called on House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX-10) to take up Rep. Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Letter 42 Organizations Urge Support for AUMF Repeal 

On March 13, a diverse group of 42 organizations from across the political spectrum sent a letter to Chairman Elliot Engel (NY-16) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX-10) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, urging them to bring up Rep. Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force for prompt consideration in Committee.

Statement Congress Needs to Reject the President’s Budget and Construct a Different Future for our Nation 

President Donald Trump’s proposed FY 2020 budget lays out a disturbing vision for the future of our country that offers billions more for war, walls, and detention at the expense of our families, our health, and our safety.

Update New Bill Would Require U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan Within One Year 

On March 4, Sens. Rand Paul (KY) and Tom Udall (NM) introduced legislation that would require the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan within one year.

Letter Interfaith Letter to Congress on CIA Drone Strikes 

On February 19, 2019, FCNL and 25 other faith-based organizations released a statement asking members of Congress to end the CIA’s use of armed drones to carry out lethal attacks.

Update Shutdown Avoided. Progress Toward Peace. 

This was an extraordinary week. We witnessed exciting movement on several issues we care about—and avoided another government shutdown. The week then concluded with President Donald Trump’s worrisome declaration of a national emergency to build his expanded border wall.

Update FCNL Welcomes Bill to Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (H.R. 1274). A bipartisan group of 46 representatives joined Rep. Lee to cosponsor the bill.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Vote to End U.S. War in Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic House vote to end American military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support in a 248-177 vote, now moves to the Senate, where a floor vote is expected within the coming weeks.

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”?

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