September 30, 2022
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
Today, Congress approved a stopgap funding measure ahead of Friday evening’s deadline, which allows the federal government to continue to fund agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, until the measure expires on December 16. Passage of this bill, known as a continuing resolution, has been expected for some time, as members of the House and Senate continue to negotiate a longer-term funding bill. It is widely expected that Congress will be able to agree on that package this fall.
As a result of passage of the continuing resolution, the Arts Endowment continues operate with a funding level of $180 million, rather than the higher levels proposed for in the House ($207 million) and the Senate ($195 million) for fiscal year 2023.