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Background Question for Candidates: Diplomacy with North Korea 

The United States has engaged in dialogue and diplomacy with North Korea in the past to avoid war while securing vital national interests—as it did with the Soviet Union before that. It should do so again.

Background Question for Candidates: No Blank Check for War 

Three presidents have used the 2001 Authorization to justify unrestrained military action in the Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia -- at least 41 military engagements in 18 countries. Congress needs to cancel this blank check for war by repealing the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Statement FCNL Condemns Senate Vote Confirming Gina Haspel for CIA  

On May 17, 2018, the Senate voted 54-45 to approve the nomination of Gina Haspel as the next director of the CIA. This vote is a set-back for our country and a dangerous endorsement of torture.

Background The AUMF 2018: What Does it Really Authorize? 

On April 16, a bipartisan group of senators led by Tim Kaine (D- VA) and Bob Corker (R- TN) introduced a new authorization for the use of military force in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. While these senators have presented the AUMF 2018 as an opportunity for Congress to exercise more oversight over the executive branch, we believe this bill will extend the existing blank check for war.

Action Alert The Senate Must Take a Stand Against Torture 

In May, the Senate has a chance to make a firm statement against torture. In the coming weeks, Gina Haspel, the president's pick to lead the CIA, will face hearings and confirmation vote. Ms. Haspel's record of overseeing torture and destroying the evidence makes her the wrong choice; urge your senators to oppose her confirmation.

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.

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