The United States Senate Appropriations Committee has approved legislation that would cut funding in fiscal year 2012 for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by $161 million (2.4%) below the current FY 2011 level. The Senate spending plan provides significantly less funding to NSF than the appropriations bill approved by the House Committee on Appropriations, which … Continue reading Action Alert: Contact Your Senators Today – Urge Them to Restore Funding for NSF
The Annual Meeting for the National Humanities Alliance took place on March 7, 2011 at George Washington University, followed by Humanities Advocacy Day on March 8 at Capitol Hill. The Annual Meeting was an opportunity to provide concrete ways to exemplify and frame arguments to support the humanities, skills meeting participants would need for the … Continue reading Humanities at the Forefront of Congressional Vote on National Budget
Yesterday, the Obama Administration released its budget for fiscal year 2012, a plan that includes bold proposals to reduce government spending and address a budget deficit that is expected to reach over $1.6 trillion dollars by the end of this fiscal year. Among the agencies subject to proposed budget cuts include the National Endowment for … Continue reading Budget Announced – Write to Your Congress Representative Today!
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced plans for a Continuing Resolution that would reduce spending by $74 billion below President Obama’s 2011 budget request for the remainder of the year. This proposal would cut over $12 million from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH)! As one of the largest funders of humanities programs … Continue reading NEH Needs Your Support