The Senate recently passed H.R.3055, a package of appropriations bills for FY2020, which included funding for the departments of Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Interior; and Transportation and Housing (T-HUD).
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This week, I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. We will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, urging them to act for peace by repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) – the law that authorized the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Tammy Duckworth (IL) wrote a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee leadership requesting that a provision to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq be included in the final National Defense Authorization Act for 2020.