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Congress Set to Head Your Way: Invite Legislators to Visit Your Archives

Saturday, August 01, 2015 7:51 AM | Deleted user

The following is cribbed from the American Alliance of Museums, but applies equally to archives of any type, shape, or size:

Congress Wraps Up Work, Heads Home
 
As August approaches, members of Congress are headed home. The House of Representatives has adjourned for five weeks, and the Senate is not far behind. Congress will certainly have its hands full when it returns; deadlines are approaching on issues including highways, children’s welfare, expired tax breaks and funding for federal agencies.

While a deal on federal spending remains elusive, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees completed work on all 12 of their annual bills—the first time this has been accomplished in six years. Considering the very tight funding constraints within which these bills were written, several accounts important to museums fared quite well:

 

  Current Funding House Proposed Senate Proposed
  IMLS Office of Museum Services $30.1 $30.9 $30.3
  National Endowment for the Humanities    $146 $146 $146
  National Endowment for the Arts $146 $146 $146
  NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning   $55 $65 $60
  Historic Preservation Fund $56.4 $60.9 $61.4

(Funding Totals in Millions)

 
Make Sure Museum Priorities Are Heard; Invite Your Legislators to Visit
 


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