May 15, 2018
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
Last night, the House Appropriations Committee released its draft funding bill for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for fiscal year 2019, proposing funding for the agency at $155 million. In doing so, the committee is supporting a $2 million increase for the NEA over its current level.
NASAA and other arts organizations had asked the committee to fund the agency at that amount this year, and we are grateful for the strong, bipartisan support that Congress continues to show for the Arts Endowment.
While no further changes are expected, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to convene this evening at 5:30 to consider the bill. Therefore, if you are represented by a member of the committee (listed below), please consider contacting their office to:
As always, NASAA will keep you updated as events unfold.
House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee