The full U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations has approved the funding necessary for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to continue functioning in the coming fiscal year. This comes after the House Appropriations subcommittees responsible for NEA, NEH, and CPB funding approved the same funding levels during markups last week.
On Tuesday evening, the full House Appropriations Committee met and approved $145 million in FY 2018 funding for the NEA and NEH each with the passage of the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The money allotted by the committee is $5 million less than Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels for the NEA and NEH. Though disappointed by these needless cuts to the NEA’s and NEH’s budgets, the funding approved by the House Appropriations Committee will allow the institutions to continue to carry out their vital missions.
We are pleased to see members of the House Appropriations Committee validate the continued need for the NEA, NEH, and CPB. As the appropriations process continues, we remain united in support of full funding for all three institutions.
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