The rightness or wrongness of the missile strikes on Syria and the legality of acting without Congressional approval are matters for debate. But no matter what, we want our Members of Congress to be vigilant, and we want them to be accountable to us.
Today is Saturday, and you may not be able to get through to your representative by phone. Find them at www.house.gov. Some Members of Congress have put statements about Syria on their home page. Read the statement and be ready to call their office on Monday.
Aid for Refugees
Congress will soon be allocating the 2018 funds for foreign aid. Non-military funding for foreign assistance programs is allocated to the International Affairs Function 150 Account. Various relief organizations are asking that the Function 150 Account be funded in the amount of no less than $60 billion for the 2018 Financial Year.
Send a postcard or email to your Member of Congress asking them to protect vital humanitarian programs by funding the International Affairs Function 150 account at no less than $60 billion in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution.
House contact info: www.house.gov