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Letter Bipartisan Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Bill Limiting Military Withdrawal from Africa 

On March 4, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) introduced the U.S.–Africa Strategic Security Act (H.R. 6089), which would prevent the administration from using money meant to reduce the number of currently deployed U.S. troops in Africa. To lift the prohibition, the legislation would require unclassified reports to Congress on everything from the impact of the withdrawal on countering armed insurgents to its effects on growing Russian and Chinese influence.

Update Tell Congress to Support Vulnerable Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic 

We urge Congress to adhere to these principles in crafting legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic and stimulates the economy.

The coronavirus (COVID-19), has shaken countries around world and impacted the well-being of millions of people. It also threatens to spark a recession. Uncertainty grows as communities struggle to respond to this pandemic. Although Congress recently passed an $8 billion package, that legislation is insufficient.

Quaker Lobby Applauds House Rejection of War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomes the decisive message sent by the House of Representatives today that war with Iran has not been authorized and, absent congressional authorization, is unconstitutional.

Letter FCNL Calls for Peacebuilding Support in FY21 Budget 

FCNL is committed to lifting up an alternative U.S. foreign policy that builds sustainable peace, respects human rights, and prevents atrocities and conflict. As we have for over a decade, FCNL joined with members of the Prevention and Protection Working Group to urge Congress to robustly fund peacebuilding in the fiscal year 2021 budget.

Press Release Quakers Laud House Committee Passage of Tribal Law Enforcement Bills 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomed today’s passage of both Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act of 2019 by the House Judiciary Committee.

Background “Proud to be an American?” What an American admiral forgets about nuclear war 

In late February, Adm. Charles Richard, head of US Strategic Command, told a House committee that the innovations going into a new nuclear warhead are what make him “proud to be an American.” Monica Montgomery, FCNL's program assistant for nuclear disarmament and Pentagon spending, countered that view in this op-ed.

Background The Power of Faith in Bridging Divides 

FCNL policy committee member Michael Snarr recently co-authored a book that profiles seven individuals living out their faith through service to others. Emily Wirzba, FCNL’s lead environmental lobbyist, was one of them.

Background FCNL Wins Five Communications Awards 

The Religion Communicators Council recently granted FCNL five DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards in recognition of the excellence of its communications work in 2019. RCC is the oldest group of its kind and the DeRose-Hinkhouse is most prestigious in the field of religious communications.

Background Young Adults Virtually Lobby for Climate Solutions 

More than 450 young adults from 40 states have registered to virtually attend Spring Lobby Weekend (SLW), March 29-31. They will attend from meetings, churches, colleges, and universities.

Background FCNL Gets a Platinum Rating for Being Green 

When FCNL finished renovations in 2005, it earned a notable honor: 245 2nd Street became the first green building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Now, more than a decade later, FCNL’s drive to minimize its environmental footprint has earned it a platinum rating, the highest level for a green building.

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