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Register for Museums Advocacy Day 2023 and Appropriations Update

Category: Advocacy Alert

Advocacy Alert – December 16, 2022

In this Alliance Advocacy Alert:

  • Registration Now Open: Join us for Museums Advocacy Day 2023, Feb. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.
  • Appropriations Update: FY 2023 omnibus funding package expected to wrap up by Dec. 23
  • National NAGPRA Seeks Comments: Share your museum’s NAGPRA work and funding needs by Jan. 17

Registration Now Open: Join us in Washington, D.C. for Museums Advocacy Day 2023, February 27-28

Registration is now open for Museums Advocacy Day! We look forward to gathering in person with museum advocates in Washington, D.C. for Museums Advocacy Day 2023 on February 27-28. This will be a critical year to advocate for much-needed funding increases for the Office of Museum Services, continue to urge legislators to support policies that benefit museums, and build important relationships with members of the new 118th Congress. Legislators do not know how their decisions affect museums, and the people who work for and with them, unless they hear directly from you–the museums and people they represent.

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Appropriations Update

In late September, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep federal agencies, including IMLS and other federal agencies that support museums, funded at FY 2022 levels through December 16. This stop-gap measure will be extended to December 23 to give Congress additional time to wrap up a $1.7 trillion omnibus funding package before departing Washington for the holiday break. The massive FY 2023 funding bill is expected to be released in the coming days. AAM will report on developments. In the meantime, thank you very much for your steadfast advocacy efforts throughout this year. We look forward to advocating together in the new year, including seeing you in-person at Museums Advocacy Day 2023!


National NAGPRA Program Requests Feedback from Museums on Proposed Regulations

The National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program is seeking feedback from museums on specific issues in proposed regulations issued in October, including whether or not the proposal would achieve its stated goals and its impact on museums’ capacity and resources. We encourage interested museums to submit written comments for the Department’s consideration by the January 17 Federal Register deadline. Read the full proposed NAGPRA regulation revisions, including instructions for submitting written comments, and please share a copy of your written comments with AAM’s Government Relations team. In addition, National NAGPRA has scheduled virtual Public Listening Sessions on Dec. 16 (today) and Jan. 13, each taking place at 4:00 PM Eastern. To register for these and upcoming NAGPRA Review Committee meetings, please see NAGPRA Events.

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