On February 12th, the administration released its FY 2019 budget request. The request unfortunately repeats many of the same, misguided ideas of the last budget proposal--ideas that were met with a resounding rejection from Congress last year.

The request includes the termination of our nation's cultural grant-making agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The proposed budget ignores the fact that Congress soundly rejected this same attempt last year to terminate the nation's cultural agencies. 

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