Tell the Senate Appropriations Committee to Save the NHPRC!

On July 10, 2008, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to markup the Financial Services and General Government fiscal year 2009 bill that includes funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Recently, the House Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that provides the NHPRC with its highest funding level in five years. We want to ensure that the Senate follows suit and provides the NHPRC with $10 million for grants and $2 million for administrative expenses in FY ’09.


Senate Appropriations Committee Provides $120M for Teaching American History Grants

On June 25, 2008, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a Labor, Health and Human Services and Education fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget bill that includes $120 million in funding for the Teaching American History (TAH) grants program at the U.S. Department of Education. This reflects a $2.1 million increase over the FY 2008 funding level of $117.9 million. The Committee rejected the Bush administration’s request that the program be cut to $50 million.


House Appropriations Panel Gives NARA $23.6 million Increase for FY ’09

On June 25, 2008, the House Appropriations Committee cleared the Financial Services and General Government fiscal year 2009 appropriations bill that includes funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA received $423.8 million, a significant $23.6 million increase over the FY ’08 enacted amount of $400.2 million and $31.7 million more than the President’s request for FY ’09.


NHPRC Receives $10 Million in FY ’09 Funding From House Appropriations Panel

On June 25, 2008, the House Appropriations Committee cleared the Financial Services and General Government fiscal year (FY) 2009 appropriations bill that includes funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The NHPRC not only staved off elimination, but received its fully authorized amount of $10 million (plus $2 million for administrative costs) for the first time since FY 2004.


Tell the Senate Appropriations Committee to Save the NHPRC!

On July 10, 2008, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to markup the Financial Services and General Government fiscal year 2009 bill that includes funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Recently, the House Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that provides the NHPRC with its highest funding level in five years. We want to ensure that the Senate follows suit and provides the NHPRC with $10 million for grants and $2 million for administrative expenses in FY ’09.