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Statement Advocates Press Congress for a Final Farm Bill that Protects SNAP 

Washington, DC – As House and Senate negotiators reportedly are nearing a deal on the farm bill this week, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Food Program (SNAP or food stamps).

Action Alert Today I'm lobbying to prevent hunger. Join me in speaking out! 

Today I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. Each of us will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, and urging them to preserve SNAP, America’s most effective anti-hunger program. At stake is whether Congress will take food assistance away from people struggling to find work.

Press Release Senate Votes for Ending Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic Senate vote to advance legislation ending American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It calls on the Senate to immediately vote on final passage, and for the House to also take up this legislation and end illegal military involvement in Yemen’s civil war once and for all.

Statement Quaker Lobby Applauds House Action to Reduce Violence Globally 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded last night’s overwhelming passage of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act (HR 5273) in the House of Representatives. The bill mandates the development of a long-term, government-wide strategy to address fragility and violence in select countries. The bill strengthens American capacity to address the root causes of violence, which are taking an increasingly harsh economic and human toll.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Bipartisan Climate Change Legislation 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s introduction of the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA) by Reps. Ted Deutch (R-FL), John Delaney (D-MD), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Francis Rooney (R-FL).

Update Breaking: The House Just Voted to Reduce Violence 

Last night the House of Representatives took a crucial, bipartisan step to reduce violent conflict by passing the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act!

Update What’s Next for the Climate Solutions Caucus? 

The recent midterm elections gave us new reasons to hope that Congress will pursue policies to curb the harmful effects of climate change. The election of new members with professional scientific backgrounds, and members who campaigned on a climate platform, brings important momentum to addressing the issue.

Legislative Ask Stop Fueling Unjust Deportation, Detention & Border Policies  

Every additional dollar for immigration detention and enforcement allows the administration to carry out policies that erode the rights and safety of immigrants, refugees, and migrants.

Background Summary: Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, 

S.1158

Senators Ben Cardin, Todd Young, joined by Senator Thom Tillis and several others, introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). The bill:

Letter 35 Organizations Call to Restore Humanitarian Access to North Korea 

FCNL joined with 34 other NGOs in calling on the State Department to resume allowing humanitarian organizations to access North Korea.

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