In 2017, NCH’s priority issues include:

  • Federal funding for the National Archives and Records Administration, including the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC); the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); historical and preservation programs at the National Park Service; the Department of Education; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the Library of Congress.
  • Federal agency and regulatory issues such as expediting the declassification of federal records and maximizing access for historians and researchers to our nation’s documentary history.
  • Increasing membership in the Congressional History Caucus. In 2014, NCH collaborated with key members of the House of Representatives in the creation of the caucus with the goal of promoting history on Capitol Hill.