House Passes FY2018 Funding Bill

September 14, 2017
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel

This afternoon, the House of Representatives approved legislation funding the federal government for fiscal year 2018. That legislation, which passed by a vote of 211-198, would fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $145 million, a $5 million reduction from its current level.

The House having completed its work, attention now turns to the Senate, which has yet to release a draft proposal of the NEA’s budget for the next fiscal year. We expect that to happen soon, and NASAA will keep you apprised as this situation develops to let you know when it would be best to contact your senators on the agency’s behalf.

With Congress having passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government at current levels until December 8, we do not expect it to complete its work on the FY2018 budget until that date approaches.