Summary of FY 24 House and Senate Appropriations Bills

Before leaving for its annual August recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee completed action on the final four of the twelve appropriations bills that will fund the federal government for the coming Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The House Appropriations Committee has completed action on nine of its FY 24 funding bills, with the notable exception of more >

House & Senate Appropriations Panels Pass FY 24 Budgets for NARA and NHPRC

On July 13, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed their versions of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bills. They include funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Both bills are now awaiting floor action, likely before the August recess. The more >

House Appropriations Committee Clears FY 24 Legislative Branch Funding Bill

The House Appropriations Committee recently completed its markup of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. The bill includes $843.7 million in funding for the Library of Congress. This is $15.2 million more than FY 23 and $51.5 million less than the Biden administration’s FY 24 request. During consideration of the bill, the more >

NARA Research Rooms Fully Open

As we move into the post-pandemic period, we realize there remains confusion over availability and procedures for performing research at National Archives facilities across the country. In response to requests from NCH and many of our member organizations, NARA has prepared this update on the status of their research rooms. Below are detailed instructions from more >

NCH Endorses SHAFR Statement on Federal Records Declassification Reform

Recently the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) developed a detailed set of recommendations suggesting much-needed reforms of the federal government rules and regulations controlling the declassification of federal and presidential records. The National Security Archive was also involved in the development of the proposal. The National Coalition for History (NCH) has endorsed more >