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Background Bill Analysis: The Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) ACt 

On July 25, 2019, Reps. Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Dan Lipinski (IL-03) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 4058, the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act 9 (H.R. 4058).

Background Bill Analysis: The Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 

On July 25, 2019, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL-03) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R, FL-19) introduced the bipartisan Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 (H.R. 3966).

Press Release Christian Leaders Call for a 2020 Budget that Invests in Families  

Washington, DC – Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection today released the following statement on the 2020 budget:

Update Drilling Sacred Lands: A Monumental Disgrace 

Two national monuments are facing potential pollution, contamination, and desecration. When the administration revoked the protected status of Bears Ears Monument and Chaco Canyon, it opened the land to drilling and mining putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and sovereignty of tribal nations.

Update #FriendsLobby 

We’re using the hashtag #FriendsLobby to share our advocacy, celebrate our victories, and connect with others who are working together toward the world we seek.

At the FCNL we are joined in our efforts to create a more just, peaceful, and equitable world by Quakers and friends around the globe who believe that change is possible. Together, we’re impacting policy and the political process through education, advocacy, and engagement with others.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

July 2019

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

Letter Hundreds Call on Sec. Pompeo to disband Commission on Unalienable Rights 

FCNL joined 430 human rights, civil rights, faith, and professional organizations, leaders, and scholars in an open letter expressing deep concern about the State Department's recently announced Commission on Unalienable Rights. The signers object to the Commission’s stated purpose, which they believe is harmful to the global effort to protect the rights of all people.

Legislative Ask Renew the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) 

H.R. 2680

Native Americans face the highest rates of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups. To address this epidemic, Congress introduced and authorized the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) in 1997.

Action Alert Congress Must Fund the Services our Families Need 

Congress is in the middle of an intense debate about the federal budget and how much money to spend on the programs our communities rely on—including those that support our most vulnerable neighbors. If Congress fails to act, critical human needs programs could see a $55 billion cut for the coming fiscal year, which begins October 1.

Update Who Among Us is Worthy of Protection? 

Who do we want to be as a country? This is a question that came up a lot this week. Will we turn our backs on the stranger in need, degrade fellow Americans based on their ethnicity or race, and close our gates to those fleeing persecution?

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