Publication Date

March 24, 2016

The House Budget Committee has, yet again, called for the elimination of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) along with several other cultural agencies such as the Institute for Museum and Library Services. This statement certainly is disturbing, but it is not indicative of a crisis. This is a non-binding budget recommendation, and is one of those things that representatives hostile to the NEH, etc. put out year after year. The Appropriations Committee will make actual funding decisions for FY 2017 in the coming months, and it approved a slight increase just last year.

Although urgency seems less real than apparent, now is still a good time to send a strong message to Congress that you support NEH. Here’s a link to an “action alert” that is easy to send to show your support for the NEH.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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