Legislative Update 5.15.19

May 16, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) officially proposed FY’20 funding increases to every federal cultural agency within their portfolio, including the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally last week the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Education Chairman Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also proposed FY’20 funding increases to the other federal cultural agencies and arts educations programs within their portfolio, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Of note, the majority of these funding increases were set at the exact level proposed by arts advocates and the Congressional Arts Caucus on Arts Advocacy Day, March 5, 2019.