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Letter Letter to Congress: Fund a More Peaceful, Sustainable, and Compassionate Foreign Policy 

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process, Congress should prioritize funding for peacebuilding, international environmental programs, and refugee protection.

Update Congress Advances Bill to Prohibit War in Venezuela 

On April 9, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H.R. 1004, Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Bipartisan Bill Stopping March to War with Iran  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s introduction of the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019,” which would deny funding to a military attack against Iran without the authorization of Congress.

Press Release In Historic Yemen Vote, House Reasserts War Authority to Advance Peace 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) celebrated House passage of S.J. Res. 7 by a 247-175 margin, requiring the President to end American military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

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.

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