The House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies released its proposed FY 2020 funding bill earlier today. The bill includes $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities which, if enacted, would be a $12.5 million increase. After four years of incremental increases for the NEH, this substantial increase reflects the robust support we have built on the Hill. The bill also includes $14 million for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars which, if enacted, would be a $2 million increase.
The subcommittee is scheduled to begin marking up the bill tomorrow. If passed out of the subcommittee, the full House Appropriations Committee will consider the bill. The Senate has yet to release any appropriations bills. We expect to begin seeing them this summer.
Thank you so much for your continued advocacy. We will continue to keep you updated as appropriations bills are released and notify you when your action is needed.
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