The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Interior, Environment & Related Agencies appropriations bill (H.R. 2643) as early as the week of June 25. Insiders predict a “50-50” chance that an amendment might be offered to cut the Appropriations Committee’s proposed $19 million increase for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Please contact your Representative and ask him/her to support the committee mark for fiscal year 2008 ($160 million) and oppose any amendments that seek to decrease funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please go to the Humanities Advocacy Network and enter your zip code to FAX a message asking your Representative to support the $19 million increase for the National Endowment for the Humanities. You may also call your Member of Congress through the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121.