$5 Billion K-12 US History & Civics Bill Reintroduced in the Senate

In March 2021, legislation was introduced that would authorize a $5 billion investment by the federal government in K-12 US history and civics education over the next five years. The sponsors in the US House of Representatives are Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). The lead sponsors in the US Senate are Sen. Chris more >


Urge Congress to Increase Funding for the National Archives in FY 23!

In the coming weeks, the House Appropriations Committee will consider fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills for federal agencies and programs. It is critical for you to contact your Members of Congress now to urge them to support increased funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Historical Publications and Records more >


NCH Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Committee on FY 23 NARA and NHPRC Budgets

The National Coalition for History (NCH) recently submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Biden Administration Releases Proposed FY23 Federal Budget

On March 28, 2022, the Biden administration released its proposed federal budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Click here to access a chart showing how programs of interest to our community fared. It includes the Biden proposed budget for FY23 and compares it with the FY22 and FY21 budgets. Here are the highlights: The National Archives more >


Senate Hearing Focuses on Presidential Records Act Reform

On March 15, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee convened a hearing to consider reforms to the Presidential Records Act (PRA), especially in light of recent revelations about the mishandling of records at the end of former President Trump’s term. The National Coalition for History (NCH) submitted testimony for the record urging the more >


Final FY 22 Budget for History, Archival and Education Programs

President Biden is soon expected to sign into law an omnibus appropriations bill which will fund the federal government for the approximately last six months of fiscal year 2022. Click here to access a chart showing how programs of interest to our community fared. It includes the budget for FY 22 and compares it with more >


National Archives Updates Plan for Reopening Research Rooms

The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, has announced the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA’s) plan for resuming research room operations. In-person access to research rooms is dependent on local health conditions and several requirements are in place to ensure the safety of both staff and patrons. Research room visits will be more >