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Jul 23, 2010
In July 2010, Two key congressional committees gave a big boost to the administration's efforts to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of violent extremist groups.
Nov 16, 2009
The Friends Committee on National Legislation called in mid-November, 2009, for Quakers to engage with American Muslims to work together on issues of mutual concern.
Oct 28, 2009
President Barack Obama today signed legislation that that formally recognizes the U.S. obligation to withdraw from Iraq and requires the Pentagon to provide quarterly reports on the progress of that withdrawal.
Jun 26, 2009
The House of Representatives in late June passed the first legislation affirming the United States legal agreement with Iraq to withdrawal all U.S. military troops from that country by December 31, 2011.
Jun 11, 2009
For the first time in years, the House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that would significantly boost U.S. capacities to help prevent and respond to international crises, the Friends Committee on National Legislation reported today.
Mar 11, 2009
Congress and President Obama took strides this week to fund peacebuilding, permanently ban cluster bomb exports, and clean up loose nuclear weapons. These successes are the result of many years of lobbying by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and its colleague organizations.
Feb 27, 2009
On the tenth anniversary of when the treaty banning antipersonnel landmines became binding international law, the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines calls on President Barack Obama to demonstrate his commitment to working cooperatively with the rest of the world by seeking and working for Senate ratification of the treaty this year.
Feb 10, 2009
Leaders from 67 national organizations representing a wide cross-section of American values and constituencies issued a strong call today for President Obama to reconsider U.S. opposition to global treaties prohibiting the use, transfer, and production of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions.