Dear Colleague Letters are open letters authored by one or more members of Congress directed to the leadership of a Congressional Committee regarding an issue under its jurisdiction. These letters are opened for signature by any member of Congress. They are useful in helping committee leadership gauge the priorities of the broader membership and craft legislation that is likely to have majority support on the floor. Each year, Dear Colleague Letters are circulated advocating for robust appropriations for NEH, Title VI and Fulbright-Hays, and IMLS, among many other issues. Below are links to past Dear Colleague Letters: