House Subcommittee Proposes Substantial NEA Increase!

By Laurie Baskin posted 05-16-2019 12:50


House Subcommittee Proposes Substantial NEA Increase!


Great news from the House today!
May 15, 2019


The House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum, released a funding bill on May 14, 2019 that includes $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) which, if enacted, would be a $12.5 million increase!


After four years of incremental increases for the NEA, this substantial increase reflects the robust bi-partisan support we have built on the Hill.


The House Interior Subcommittee marked up the bill today and approved it to be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee which will vote on the bill next week.


The Senate has yet to release any appropriations bills. We expect to begin seeing them later this spring or this summer.


These increases are a result of your advocacy! Please stay tuned for Action Alerts encouraging your participation in this year's appropriations process. Thank you!