On July 18, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that aimed to cripple the budgets for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The amendment proposed by representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) would have slashed NEA and NEH funding by $23 million each. The proposal was defeated in the house 297 to 114.
On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives began consideration of spending measures on the House floor, including the Interior, Environment & Related Agencies Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill, which contains funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). During debate on the bill, Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) offered an amendment to cut $23,250,000 from each agency. Currently, the bill contains $155 million in Fiscal Year FY 2019 funding for each agency which would be a $2 million increase for both compared with FY 2018.
You can learn more about the victory and NEA and NEH funding here.
Published: July 19, 2018