April 5, 2011 – The National Humanities Alliance has submitted written testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies regarding FY 2012 funding for the humanities. In the testimony, NHA urges Congress to continue funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at the FY 2010 enacted level of $167.5 million.
In the House, public witness hearings for NEH and other issues within the Subcommittee’s jurisdiction are currently scheduled for April 14-15, 2011 beginning at 9:30am in B-308 Rayburn. Michael Brintnall, President of the National Humanities Alliance and Executive Director of the American Political Science Association, will represent the NHA as a public witness on Thursday, April 14 at 10am. At this time, the Senate Subcommittee does not plan to schedule outside public witness hearings for FY 2012.
Hearings that were originally scheduled for this week, but are now postponed, include: National Arts Advocacy Day (various public witnesses), National Endowment for the Arts (Rocco Landesman, Chairman), National Endowment for the Humanities (Jim Leach, Chairman), and the Smithsonian Institution (Wayne Clough, Secretary).
The Alliance’s written testimony is available here.