The American Alliance of Museums works to unite the country’s museums from art museums to zoos. The Alliance helps museums tell our story and promotes a deeper understanding of museums with policymakers, the press and the public.
The Trump Administration has formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.
Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott: “It is Congress—not the President—that will ultimately determine funding levels for these vital agencies. After a record-setting presence at Museums Advocacy Day 2017, the Alliance will continue to work with our allies to build on Congress’ tradition of strong bipartisan support for these agencies. We hope you will join our efforts today.”
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Two things stand in the way of the Trump budget proposal becoming law: 1) Congress
, which is now beginning the process of actually writing appropriations bills to fund the federal government, and 2) Constituents
like you contacting Congress and making it clear that these federal agencies are a wise and worthwhile investment.
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