Monday, May 1, 2017

Cultural cuts rejected

A budget plan agreed to by congressional leaders over the weekend preserves spending on the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Trump administration had proposed eliminating funds for the cultural agencies.

The plan, covering about $1 trillion in federal spending for the 2017 fiscal year, increases the NEA and NEH budgets to $150 million each and maintains CPB funding (currently $445 million), The Washington Post’s Kelsey Snell and Ed O’Keefe report:

The House of Representatives and Senate are expected to vote on the bipartisan budget deal this week.