January 28, 2019
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
On Friday afternoon, President Trump and congressional leadership struck a deal to temporarily end the partial government shutdown that had left several federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), without funding for 35 days.
As part of the deal, which appropriates funding for all government operations until February 15 (including maintaining the NEA’s current $153 million budget), members of the House and Senate agreed to enter into a conference to try to negotiate legislation that would provide funding until the end of the fiscal year (September 30), as well as allocate resources for the President’s border wall proposal.
As these negotiations begin, NASAA will closely monitor the situation and keep you apprised of any relevant developments.