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As the new Trump Administration and the 115th Congress begin their work this year, there is news of threats towards the National Endowment for the Arts. The most recent action by Congress, last summer, the U.S. House approved legislation providing a $2 million...
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As the new Trump Administration and the 115th Congress begin their work this year, there is news of threats towards the National Endowment for the Arts.

The most recent action by Congress, last summer, the U.S. House approved legislation providing a $2 million increase to the NEA - specifically for increased support for the Healing Arts Partnership, including their Creative Forces initiative.
Congress won't finalize the FY 2017 spending bill until April 2017 due to a Continuing Resolution currently in place, level-funding the agency at $148 million.


What's Next:
The next step is for Congress to begin consideration of a budget resolution, which helps it organize its appropriations process. At the same time, the Trump Administration will be publishing its own budget proposal in late Feburary and further details in May.

While Congress continues to remain very divided over spending priorities, final funding decisions on last year's budget will not be known until April and at the same time they'll be working on this year's (FY18) budget.Take 2-minutes now to weigh in and support funding for the NEA!

Thank you for your support of the arts and for being an arts advocate. Want to do more? Help us continue this important work by also becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund. If you are not already a member, play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund today - it's free and easy to join.
 
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