Senate Passes FY 2010 Interior Funding Bill

On September 24, the U.S. Senate approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies spending bill (H.R. 2996). The legislation includes funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service. Of particular concern is the fact that the Senate bill provides $161.3 million for NEH, $8.7 million less than the level approved by the House.

Links to in-depth analysis of the FY ’10 funding bills for these three federal agencies affecting history are listed below.