On July 16, FCNL and 144 other organizations sent a letter to Representatives Pete Sessions (TX-32) and James McGovern (MA- 2), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member on the House Rules Committee. This letter urges them to support amendments in the appropriations bill would that protect the Johnson Amendment.
On November 3, 2017, FCNL joined 78 organizations in sending a letter to Reps. Kevin Brady (TX) and Richard Neal (MA), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. This letter called on the Chairman and Ranking Member to oppose an amendment in the tax reform bill that would repeal the Johnson Amendment.
In response to policy proposals to undermine the Johnson Amendment, FCNL and nearly 100 other religious organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership declaring that partisan politics have no place in our churches, temples, and meeting houses.
Our democracy can live up to its potential only if it ensures open access to public office and electoral processes, curbs the influence of money and corporate power, safeguards the integrity of the voting process without raising unnecessary barriers and provides full participation for disenfranchised people.
In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, FCNL expressed concern about Senator Sessions' nomination based on his past positions and statements on religious freedom and refugees, racial discrimination in the criminal justice and voting systems, and immigration.