A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
After a month of negotiations, Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Congressman Paul Ryan (WI-1) announced a deal to replace some sequestration cuts in 2014 and 2015. Here's a quick look at what the deal does and does not do.
House and Senate Budget chairs Paul Ryan (WI-1) and Patty Murray (WA) reached agreement on a deal that would avert another government shutdown and provide short term relief for the across-the-board sequestration cuts.
Senator John McCain (AZ) plans to offer an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would exempt the Pentagon of its share of cuts required under sequestration.
Resources for Action
Lobbying in person is the most effective way to influence your members of Congress on Pentagon cuts. Learn how to set up a meeting with your member of Congress while they're home for a congressional recess or with local staff any time of year.
You don't have to be an expert to lobby your members of Congress. Get the information you need to make your lobby visit a success.
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Grassroots advocates for Pentagon cuts have been lobbying across the country. They've encouraged their members of Congress to preserve human needs programs and keep deep cuts to the Pentagon budget.
Take action to keep cuts to the Pentagon budget.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"The federal budget should allow for adequate spending to meet the actual needs of the nation.... Resources should be refocused from military spending to meeting human needs. We seek to eliminate hunger and poverty at home and abroad through economic policies that enlarge opportunities for all people to have an adequate income."