Final FY 21 Budget for Federal History-Related Programs

President Trump has signed into law an omnibus appropriations bill which will fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2021.  Click here to access a chart showing how programs of interest to our community fared. It includes the budget for FY 21 and compares it with FY 20 and President Trump’s original more >

Bill to Secure Records During Presidential Transition Introduced

Following reports that the outgoing Trump administration is destroying presidential records and ignoring the law when using non-official electronic devices to conduct official business, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday introduced the Promoting Accountability and Security in Transition (PAST) Act, to clarify and enhance existing law with regards to presidential transition and presidential records. Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) more >

Bill to Provide $1 Billion in Support of K-12 History & Civics Education Introduced

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced the “Educating for Democracy Act of 2020.” It is the companion bill to one introduced in September by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) which will significantly increase federal financial support for history and civics education. Click here to see a summary more >

Historians Sue Trump Administration to Prevent Destruction of Records During Transition

National Coalition for History member organizations, the National Security Archive, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the American Historical Association, joined with the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in filing suit against President Donald Trump in his official capacity, seeking to enforce the Presidential Records Act and prevent any more >