Legislative Updates

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, as early as tomorrow. The bill, as written, is far from perfect, but is an important first step toward addressing climate change. MCC is supporting the bill but asking representatives to strengthen many provisions – particularly…

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On February 10, MCC U.S. Executive Director Rolando Santiago joined 66 other leaders of national organizations to sign a letter urging the Obama Administration to review U.S. policy on landmines and cluster bombs.  Here is an excerpt from the letter: Your election stirred great excitement in this country and abroad in large part because of…

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Gabe Schlabach expands upon his recent DC Gun Violence post in a new article for Third Way Cafe.  An excerpt: Travis Childers (D-MS) introduced a federal bill, H.R. 6691, that would repeal all of Washington, D.C.’s gun laws and prevent the city from enacting future gun laws, even those found constitutional by the Supreme Court. The…

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Two months ago, semi-automatic handguns broke the silence of a quiet night in the Trinidad neighborhood of northeast Washington, DC, just three blocks from the Mennonite Central Committee DC service unit.  Thirty-five shots were fired in a matter of seconds, taking the lives of three men: Duane Hough, Johnny Jeter and Anthony Mincey. For the…

Read more U.S. House of Representatives Moving to Exacerbate Gun Violence in DC