Urge the Senate to Confirm Dr. Colleen Shogan as Archivist of the US

In August, President Biden nominated Dr. Colleen Joy Shogan as the 11th Archivist of the United States to succeed David S. Ferriero who retired earlier this year. Dr. Shogan would be the first political scientist to serve as Archivist. The position requires Senate confirmation. We need your help in ensuring that happens! We are pressing the more >

NCH Endorses Nomination of Dr. Colleen Shogan to be Archivist of the United States

The National Coalition for History (NCH) today sent a letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Chairman Gary Peters and Ranking Member Rob Portman endorsing the nomination of Dr. Colleen Shogan to be the next Archivist of the United States. Her confirmation hearing is tentatively scheduled for September 21. Earlier this week, more >

Senate Appropriations Committee Unveils FY 23 Spending Bills

On July 28, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) released draft versions of all twelve Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills. The bills were written with no input from the Republican minority on the committee. So, the funding levels can be seen as markers from which lengthy negotiations will begin and likely don’t reflect more >

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 23 Funding Bills

The House Appropriations Committee completed action on all twelve FY 23 appropriations bills before leaving for the congressional 4th of July recess. While the bills will be open to amendment when considered on the floor, it is likely these will be the final House numbers for the agencies and programs that affect history, archives, humanities, more >

$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 >