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H.R. 68: Defund National Endowment for the Humanities Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Should the government continue funding the $152.8 million agency?

Context

The National Endowment for the Humanities, often known as the NEH, is a government-funded program to support humanities and educational programs and projects. Their budget was $152.8 million last year.

President Trump’s most recent budget proposal advocates slashing their budget to $42 million, or about a two-thirds reduction. However, some believe the cuts should go even further — to zero.

What the bill does

The Defund National Endowment for the Humanities Act [H.R. 68] would do exactly what its name implies.

The defunding would take place beginning in the fiscal year following the bill’s potential passage ...


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 68

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To provide that none of the funds made available to the National Endowment for the Humanities for any fiscal year may be used to carry out section 7 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defund National Endowment for the Humanities Act of 2019.

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Limitation

None of the funds made available to the National Endowment for the Humanities for any fiscal year may be used to carry out section 7 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 956).

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Effective date

This Act shall take effect on the 1st day of the 1st fiscal year that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.