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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.

Letter 106 Members of Congress Call on Speaker Ryan to Hold a Debate and Vote on Use of Military Force in Syria  

On February 27, more than 100 members of Congress, including 96 Democrats and 10 Republicans, joined a bipartisan letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, calling on him to hold a debate and vote on the use of military force in Syria. This bipartisan letter was led by Reps. Barbara Lee, Tom Cole, James McGovern, and Walter Jones. The letter was released in conjunction with a bipartisan ad-hoc hearing on the 2001 AUMF taking place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 hosted by the House Liberty Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Update Pentagon Spending – Much Work Ahead 

Responding to Big Increases in Pentagon Spending

In our FCNL lobbying in Washington and around the country, we have demonstrated that both Democrats and Republicans can be moved to question why the Pentagon cannot account for its spending and acknowledge that our country cannot be defended by bullets alone.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Standing Up for Diplomacy 

Diplomacy doesn’t require admiration or even trust between the parties. It does require an orientation toward continuing conversation and a willingness to listen to other perspectives. It is, in its way, a spiritual discipline of endeavoring to speak to the Divine that lives in each of us.

Update Trump’s Executive Order on GITMO: What Does it Mean? 

During the State of the Union address on January 30, President Trump announced that he had signed an Executive Order directing Secretary Mattis to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center open and “reexamine our military detention policy.” What does this order change, and what could its potential effect be?

Chena Ridge Friends Meeting Minute on domestic terrorism 

Minute on Domestic Terrorism passed by Chena Ridge Friends Meeting in 2017

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