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FCNL in the News Congress needs to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force 

Following the House’s recent historic passage of legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), both the House and Senate may be considering legislation to repeal another AUMF: the 2002 version that authorized war in Iraq.

Update Appropriations Bills Restrain Authority to Conduct War and Build Nuclear Weapons 

The $1 trillion package of FY2020 spending bills that passed the House in June contained important victories for reining in the aggressive and militaristic U.S. approach to national security.

Update Major Progress on Defense Policy Bill 

Last week brought major victories for FCNL’s lobbying priorities when the House moved to reject unnecessary and destabilizing new weapons systems, and preserve longstanding treaties.

Letter FCNL Joins Coalition Opposing Pentagon Spending Levels 

On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.

Press Release Senate Rebuffs President’s “End-Run” on Saudi Arms Sales 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hails today’s Senate vote to reject the $8 billion arms sale package to Saudi Arabia and other countries that the Trump administration sought to push through without congressional oversight and approval. By a vote of 53 to 45, the Senate disapproved the sale of bombs of the type that have been used in Saudi attacks against Yemeni civilians.

Update Persistent Advocacy for Peace 

Yesterday, for the first time, the house voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and end 18 years of war. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), was included in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 2968). In the coverage that follows, few newspapers are likely to report that a 76-year-old Quaker lobby has done the careful, long-term work to end a war that has spread to 19 countries.

FCNL in the News Is the White House Plotting an End-Run Around Congress Into Iran? 

Officials are suggesting the 9/11 law used by three presidents to justify every intervention of the last 18 years is applicable to Tehran, too.

Press Release House Votes to Repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force 

Washington, DC – The House of Representatives voted today to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Presidents have used the AUMF to justify never-ending wars that lack Congressional approval.

Support FCNL Breaking: House Passes AUMF Repeal  

Big news! The House just voted to repeal legislation that has been used by three presidents since 2001 to justify wars in 19 countries.

Update Congress Needs to Stop Endless Wars and Restore Congress’ Power to Decide When the U.S. Goes to War 

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Soon, the House of Representatives could approve legislation that would revoke the president’s ability to justify open-ended warfare across the world. But Congress will only act if they hear from people like you.

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