May 14, 2019
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
Today, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee released its draft budget for fiscal year 2020. The bill includes a proposed funding level of $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts—a significant increase from the agency’s current allocation of $155 million.
The subcommittee plans to meet tomorrow to mark up the legislation. Therefore, if you happen to be represented by a member of the subcommittee, please consider contacting their office to convey the value of the National Endowment for the Arts:
This is exciting news for all of us. However I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Trump administration remains committed to its proposal eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts. It is critical that we all continue to be diligent in making the case for the arts endowment. Please get in touch if you have any questions.