NEA Funding Update: Subcommittee Speedily Advances Bill to Appropriations Committee

May 25, 2016

On Monday, we alerted you to plans for the House Interior Appropriators subcommittee to begin deliberations for FY17 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Today, the Subcommittee advanced its recommended bill without amendments at this time, which includes an approximately $2 million increase in funding for the NEA to a level of $149.849 million. This amount equals the President's request.
The next step will be for the larger Appropriations committee to take up the Interior bill for debate, at which time amendments for the various funding priorities within the bill are likely to be offered. We will let you know when this next step is scheduled, so you can voice your support and urge your Representative to do the same. Thank you for your advocacy!