(Washington, D.C. , Wednesday, December 18, 2019) – In the closing days of 2019, the 116th Congress has made several noteworthy strides toward peace and justice, despite partisan gridlock in Washington.

The biggest international accomplishments of the 116th Congress includes:

The House voted to repeal both the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and both houses of Congress voted to use the 1973 War Powers Act to end our involvement in the Yemeni civil war.

Both houses of Congress voted to remove our military from the civil war in Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.

The biggest domestic accomplishments of the 116th Congress includes:

In May, the Congress authorized more than $19 billion to help American citizens recover from the natural disasters of 2017-19.

House passage of the For the People Act (H.R.1). This legislation is designed to improve election integrity by focusing on voting and election laws, campaign finance and ethics.

House passage of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6). The bill combines previous versions of both the Dream Act and the American Promise Act, which were designed to protect individuals living in the United States from potential deportation.

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee.

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