US House will Consider an Amendment to Cut Arts Funding

The House Rules Committee green-lighted on Monday an amendment sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), which would cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 million each – a 15% cut to each agency, alerted Americans for the Arts.

"For the first time since 2011, U.S. House will consider an amendment to cut National Endowment for the Arts," said Narric Rome, vicepresident of Government Affairs & Arts Education at Americans for the Arts.

The organization is urging action to ask your member of Congress to vote against this amendment which is expected to be voted on later this week and would undo the bipartisan work and support to increase funding for these cultural agencies.

Last June, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved funding for the NEA at $155 million for FY 2019, a $2 million increase. (Read our news post on NEA's funding victory.)

Read Americans for the Arts' full post.

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