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Background Green New Deal Resolution Introduced in Congress 

On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA) released their resolution, “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” While a “Green New Deal” has meant many different things to different people, this is the first time the idea has been formally introduced in Congress and fleshed out.

Update Our Takeaways from the 2019 State of the Union 

Which Donald Trump appeared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Feb. 5? Was it the belligerent president who threatened “fire and fury” against North Korea? Or the anti-interventionist president who called the Iraq war a “big, fat mistake”?

Letter Interfaith Leaders Urge Immediate, Bipartisan Work to Protect Creation  

On February 6, FCNL joined 25 other national religious organizations, representing nearly 50 million people of faith, in sending a letter to Congress on the climate crisis. The letter urged members of Congress to set aside their political differences and work to address climate change.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

February 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Event Tumult, Turmoil and Truth: Vital Quaker Witness Today 

April 1, 2019 | 2019 Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture at Pendle Hill

In a tumultuous world filled with turmoil and abounding in lies and half-truths, the voice of Quakers in the public sphere is needed more than ever. Quakers have gifts for witness, standing for peace, nonviolence, protection of our planet, concern for the oppressed, neglected, and scorned.

Legislative Ask Pass a Carbon Pricing Bill  

The science is clear: climate change is real, is worsened by human activity, and will continue to harm our communities without significant action. Congress has a moral obligation to protect vulnerable communities and seriously address climate change in a bipartisan fashion.

Letter Diane Randall Joins Faith Leaders' Call to Keep Government Open & Protect Immigrants 

Twenty-nine faith leaders representing national faith-based organizations sent a letter to members of Congress tasked with finding a way forward on government spending ahead of February 15. The signers urged the committee to avert a shutdown and implement responsible spending practices for immigration enforcement.

Background The For the People Act  

Bill Analysis of H.R. 1

On the second day of the 116th Congress, the new House Democratic introduced a major piece of legislation to address election integrity. The bill’s main components focus on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics.

Legislative Ask End the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

H.J. Res. 37/S.J. Res. 7

In the coming weeks, FCNL expects the House and the Senate to vote on bipartisan legislation to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. H.J. Res. 37, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), and S.J. Res. 7, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Mike Lee (UT), and Chris Murphy (CT), are identical to the measure that passed the Senate in December 2018 by a vote of 56-41.

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