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Statement FCNL Opposes New Blank Check for War 

New Law Would Expand Presidential War Powers Without End Date

A bipartisan group of senators led by Senators Bob Corker (TN) and Tim Kaine (VA) introduced a bill in mid-April that would expand presidential war powers and allow the president to add new targeted groups and new geographic areas of operations. FCNL opposes the Authorization for Use of Military Force 2018 (AUMF 2018) which sets our country further down the path of endless and global war.

Letter FCNL Urges Senators to Ask Tough Questions on Pompeo 

On April 5, FCNL’s Executive Secretary Diane Randall sent a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging them to closely examine Mike Pompeo’s record before voting on his nomination for Secretary of State.

Letter FCNL Sends Letter Urging Senators to Oppose Haspel for Director of CIA 

On April 3, FCNL’s Executive Secretary Diane Randall sent a letter to the Senate urging them to oppose the nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA.

Legislative Ask Repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force 

Three Presidents have used the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force to justify unrestrained military action across the globe -- from the Middle East, to Africa, to Indonesia -- largely ceding Congress’ constitutional duty to decide where and when our country goes to war.

Statement John Bolton’s appointment to the White House is Dangerous  

FCNL is deeply disturbed by John Bolton’s appointment as the president’s national security adviser. FCNL opposed Mr. Bolton’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 2005 and we reject his policy prescriptions today.

Statement Congress Needs to Ask Hard Questions About U.S. Foreign Policy 

Ouster of Secretary of State Tillerson, appointments of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel cause for concern

The president’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson managed to add insult to the year of injury that has been visited on the State Department and U.S. foreign policy.

Statement Democratic National Committee Adopts Resolution Supporting the Repeal of the 2001 AUMF 

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, the Democratic National Committee adopted a resolution supporting bipartisan efforts to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and calling on Congress to debate and vote on war.

Letter FCNL and 12 Other Organizations Release Statement on U.S. Drone Policy 

On March 7, 2018, FCNL and 12 other organizations released a statement expressing concerns over reported changes to U.S. drone policy and called for greater transparency and accountability of the targeted killing program.

FCNL in the News The Vital Congressional Hearing on the Endless War That Probably Nobody Watched 

The "2001 AUMF," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), "has become a blank check for any president to wage war anytime, anywhere, anyplace without the consent or oversight of Congress."

Update Bipartisan Hearing on Repealing the 2001 AUMF 

On February 27, 2018, the House Liberty Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-hosted an ad-hoc hearing on repealing the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the need for Congress to have a full debate and vote on war.

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