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 >

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 >