Appropriations Committee Testimony

As a part of our advocacy efforts, NHA regularly provides testimony before Congress regarding humanities funding and policy issues. Below are links to past testimony:

FY 2017 Testimony Regarding NEH Before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee -- Dr. Stephen Kidd

FY 2017 Testimony Regarding NEH Before the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee -- Dr. Stephen Kidd

FY 2016 Testimony Delivered Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Tamara Mann

FY 2016 Written Testimony Submitted to the Senate Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Tamara Mann

FY 2015 Testimony Delivered Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Peter Meineck

FY 2015 Testimony Delivered Before the Senate Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Peter Meineck

FY 2014 Testimony Regarding NEH Before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee -- Dr. Steven Knapp

FY 2014 Testimony Regarding NEH Before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee -- Dr. Michael Whitmore

FY 2014 Written Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Michael Whitmore

FY 2014 Written Testimony Submitted to the Senate Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Michael Whitmore

FY 2013 Testimony Regarding NEH Before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee -- Dr. James Grossman

FY 2013 Testimony Regarding NEH Before the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

FY 2013 Testimony Regarding NHPRC Before the Senate Financial Services Subcommittee

FY 2013 Coalition for International Education Letter to the House Regarding Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Appropriations

FY 2013 Coalition for International Education Letter to the Senate Regarding Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Appropriations

FY 2012 Testimony Given Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Michael Brintnall

FY 2012 Written Testimony Submitted to the Senate Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Michael Brintnall

FY 2012 Written Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Michael Brintnall

FY 2012 Testimony Before the Financial Services Subcommittee Regarding NHPRC -- Ms. Jessica Irons

FY 2012 Letter to the House Regarding NHPRC Appropriations

FY 2008 Testimony Submitted to the House Financial Services Subcommittee Regarding the National Archives

FY 2008 Letter to House Labor Subcommittee Regarding Title VI and Fulbright-Hays, NSLI, and FIPSE

FY 2008 Letter to Senate Legislative Branch Subcommittee Regarding the Library of Congress

FY 2007 Letter to Senate Interior Subcommittee Requesting Adoption of House-Passed NEH Funding Level

FY 2007 Testimony Submitted to the House Appropriations Committee Regarding the Library of Congress

FY 2007 Testimony Submitted to the House Transportation Subcommittee Regarding NARA and NHPRC

FY 2007 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH

FY 2006 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH

FY 2005 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH

FY 2004 Testimony Submitted to the Interior Subcommittees Regarding NEH

FY 2003 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH

FY 2003 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding the Preservation and Access Division (NEH)

FY 2002 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH

FY 2001 Testimony Delivered Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Stephen J. Greenblatt

FY 2001 Testimony Submitted to the Senate Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH

FY 2000 Testimony Submitted to the Interior Subcommittees Regarding the Preservation and Access Division (NEH)

FY 1999 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. John D'Arms

FY 1999 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Dr. Deanna Marcum

FY 1998 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Werner Gundersheimer

FY 1996 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Werner Gundersheimer

FY 1995 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Stanley Katz

FY 1995 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Dr. Jerry Campbell

FY 1995 Testimony Before the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee Regarding Library of Congress -- Dr. John Hammer

FY 1994 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Dr. David Stam

FY 1994 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. W. Robert Connor

FY 1994 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Douglas Greenberg

FY 1994 Testimony Before the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee Regarding Library of Congress -- Dr. Phyllis Franklin

FY 1993 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Ms. Merrily Taylor

FY 1993 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Werner Gundersheimer

FY 1993 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding Foreign Language Program Administered by NEH -- Dr. Heidi Byrnes

FY 1993 Testimony Before the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee Regarding Library of Congress -- Dr. Samuel Gammon

FY 1992 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Dr. James McPherson

FY 1992 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Ms. Betty Bengtson

FY 1992 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. G. Michael Riley

FY 1991 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Dr. James Govan

FY 1991 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. W. Robert Connor

FY 1991 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Catharine Stimpson

FY 1991 Testimony Before the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee Regarding Library of Congress -- Dr. Stanley Katz

FY 1990 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Roderick French

FY 1990 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH Preservation and Access -- Dr. Sidney Verba

FY 1990 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Ms. Nancy Stevenson

FY 1990 Testimony Before the House Legislative Branch Subcommittee Regarding the Library of Congress -- Dr. Louis Harlan

FY 1989 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Stanley Katz

FY 1989 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Ms. Patricia Battin

FY 1989 Testimony Submitted to the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. William Bowen

FY 1988 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Helen Hornbeck Tanner

FY 1988 Testimony Before the House Interior Subcommittee Regarding NEH -- Dr. Stanley Katz 

 

 

 

Letters to Congress and the Administration

Individually, and in coalition with allied organizations, NHA routinely addresses letters to Congressional Committees and Executive-Branch Agencies and Departments to provide formal input on issues in humanities policy and appropriations outside of the testimony process. Below is a collection of the letters submitted since 2000:

FY 2016 Letter to the House Reiterating Request for NEH Appropriation in Omnibus Appropriations Legislation

FY 2016 Coalition for International Education Letter to the House Regarding Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Appropriations

2014 Letter to Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Margo Anderson Regarding "Priority Seven"

2011 Letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Regarding Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Funding

2011 Letter to the House Committee on Government Reform Regarding Implementation of the Presidential Records Act

2011 Letter to the House Education Committee Regarding H.R. 1891 and the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP)

2010 Letter to Senator Durbin Regarding a Proposed Stimulus Project to Create Jobs for New PhDs

2009 Letter to the National Archives and Records Administration Regarding Alternative Models for Presidential Libraries

2006 Letter to the Senate Commerce Committee Regarding S. 2686 and the Broadcast Video Flag

2006 Letter to the National Archives and Records Administration Regarding Research Hours

2006 Letter to the National Endowment for the Humanities Regarding NEH's FY 2004 - FY 2009 Strategic Plan 

2005 Letter to U.S. Copyright Office Regarding Orphan Works

2000 Letter to NEH Deputy Chairman John Roberts Commenting on Long-Term NEH Projects

 

Transition Briefs

2017 Presidential Transition Brief Regarding the National Endowment for the Humanities

2017 Presidential Transition Brief Regarding Title VI and Fulbright-Hays

2009 Presidential Transition Brief Regarding the National Endowment for the Humanities

 

 

Amicus Curiae

2002 Amicus Curiae in the matter of Eldred v. Ashcroft Regarding Congressional Power to Retrospectively Extend Copyright Terms and Whether Said Extension can be Challenged on First Amendment Grounds