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NEA, NEH rescission

From: Constance Brooks <connie.brooks>
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 1995
The following appeared in ALAWON (ALA Washington Office Newsline)
Volume 4, Number 12, February 21, 1995

    Action Alert:
    Immediate Response Needed to Fight NEA, NEH Rescissions

    On Wednesday, February 22, the House Interior Appropriations
    Subcommittee is expected to consider a bill to rescind or de-fund
    FY95 NEA, NEH programs.  It is expected that $5,000,000 will be
    proposed for de-funding from each of the two agencies.  $1,000,000
    may be taken from administration, but the other $4,000,000 will come
    from individual grants (in the case of NEA) and across the board
    deductions of four million in NEH programs.

    Cuts of this magnitude will seriously impact programs like the
    preservation of library materials, humanities programs in libraries,
    as well as all the important humanities programs.

    The ALA Washington Office is delivering a letter to the subcommittee
    with two recent resolutions of support for NEA/NEH passed by ALA
    Council at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

    ACTION ALERT:  Library supporters should monitor this closely and
    contact both House and Senate members about this proposal.  Updates
    with bill number and subcommittee action will follow.

Connie Brooks

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:67
                Distributed: Thursday, February 23, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-67-002
Received on Wednesday, 22 February, 1995

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