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The 118th Congress Appropriations Committees – Subcommittees on Interior and the Environment

Following are the members of the House and Senate subcommittees on Interior and the Environment, which has jurisdiction over the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): House Appropriations: Interior, Environment, … Read more

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Humanities Advocacy: FY 24 Position Paper and Talking Points

In 2022, the Federation facilitated an united funding request to Congress from the humanities community to provide at least $204 million for the NEH for FY23 and $64 million for … Read more