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Letter 47 Organizations Call for Closing Loophole in Section 702 Surveillance Law 

On October 13, 2017, forty-seven organizations, including FCNL, sent a letter to Representatives Goodlatte (VA) and Conyers (MI) calling for stronger reforms to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Update Conference Call: What's Happening with the Budget, with Anthony Wier and Amelia Kegan 

October 11, 8 p.m. Eastern

This November, Congress will be making some of the most important, and potentially most dangerous, decisions about budget priorities that we have seen in decades. How can we convince members of Congress to reject more money for war and cuts to security at home?

Letter Letter Urging Meaningful Reform of Section 702 Surveillance 

A letter published on October 3, 2017 by the American Civil Liberties Union and signed by 58 organizations urges representatives Goodlatte and Conyers to pursue substantial reforms to surveillance laws, specifically Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Background Congressional Timeline on Pentagon Spending 

Congress must take many steps to set the Pentagon’s final budget. For the fiscal year starting on October 1 (FY 2018), Congress and the president have already agreed to fund operations through December 8, 2017 at last year’s spending rate. Between now and then they still must reach a deal on the full year’s budget, or buy still more time.

Background Tracking Congressional Action on Pentagon Spending 

It can be hard to keep up with all the moving legislative parts that affect Pentagon spending levels for the fiscal year starting October 1 (that is, FY2018). Here is a brief primer.

Statement AUMF Amendment Tabled, a Squandered Opportunity 

The Senate Ducks a Vote on War

On September 13, the United States Senate voted (61-36) to table an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, which called for repealing the 2001 and 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Background Senate to Vote on Pentagon Spending, Endless War, Police Militarization, and More 

The week of September 11, the Senate will debate its proposal for the National Defense Authorization Act. FCNL is tracking a number of amendments on this military policy bill.

Action Alert War is Not the Answer in North Korea 

This is not a hopeful plea. It is a cold assessment of the reality that must guide our nation.

Event Lobbying Resources 

This is where you can find the most up to date resources and information regarding our lobbying efforts at the Quaker Public Policy Institute and Annual Meeting this November. Check back often!

Background How Tanks Got to Main Street 

The Pentagon's 1033 Program

In light of President Trump's announcement that he'll resume transfers of weapons from the Pentagon to local police departments, here's what you need to know.

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