Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 18:47:13 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: NEH action again

This is a short message, followed by a long directory, from our Washington

connection the National Humanities Alliance. I post it for the same reasons

as before: NEH funding is significant to our field in the U.S.; and whatever

your view, you might want to make it heard while it is timely. The directory

might also be of interest. - Allan Metcalf


11 July 1995


TO: NHA Members and Friends

=46R: John Hammer and Cuc Vu

RE: Alert on Upcoming Vote on NEH Budget in the House

REQUESTED ACTION: Telephone calls from constituents to swing voters on NEH

in the Interior Appropriations bill are needed. The swing voter list has

been developed from voting records in the 103rd Congress and a key vote

last spring on increasing the rescission for the arts endowment (for

freshmen members only last spring's vote is available). The list is

imperfect but nonetheless a useful guide to where votes can be captured.

To aid in identifying member=A9constituents who might make telephone calls,

we have included a selection of higher education institutions in each

Congressional district.

MESSAGE: Support the Appropriations Committee recommendations for the

endowments. Please to not support amendments that would further reduce

budgets or in other ways weaken the endowments.

BACKGROUND: On June 29, the Appropriations Committee decided upon a budget

levels for the two endowments of $99.5 million, a reduction of 42% for NEH

and 39% for NEA. While these are not great numbers, if the House votes for

a FY96 Interior budget that includes these sums for NEH and NEA (and IMS is

in for $21 million), the possibility of emerging from a conference with

something closer to present levels ($177 million for NEH, $167 million for

NEA) is significantly improved.

Today, the House Rules Committee will act upon a request from Ralph Regula

(R-OH 16th) for a waiver on the rules for debate on the FY1996

appropriations bill for Interior and Related Agencies. If granted, the

waiver will mean that the endowments can not be removed from the budget on

a point of order that they are not authorized. A factor favoring the

committee acting favorably is that the Bureau of Land Management is also

not authorized and therefore must have a waiver. The fact that Mr. Regula

is requesting the waiver, which will be accompanied by a letter of support

from Rep. William Goodling (R-PA 19th) the chair of the authorizing

committee, is a significant step forward for the endowments. Also. a GOP

staffer says that Rep. Robert Livingston (R-LA 1st), the appropriations

chair, "does not object" to Mr. Regula's seeking the waiver. While one

suspects that a deal has already been struck, the absence due to health

problems of the ranking minority member Joseph Moakley (D-MA 9th) could

affect the outcome. If the Rules Committee does not agree to the waiver,

the telephone calls (and message) are still needed.

Three appropriations bills are scheduled to go to the House floor this week

beginning on Wednesday: Energy, Interior, and Agriculture. The earliest

the interior would be taken up is probably Thursday. At least three

amendments affecting the endowments are expected: Joel Hefley (R-CO 5th)

would terminate NEH, Phil Crane (R-IL 8th) would terminate the arts

endowment (this bill has been offered annually since the late 1980s), and

Cliff Stearns (R-FL 6th) to further cut the endowment budgets, probably by

10% this year.

As possible, we at the National Humanities Alliance are interested in

learning about contacts made on this issue. Please

telephone at 202/296-4994;

Fax at 202/872-0884; or

e-mail: jhammer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]









John Shadegg (R-AZ-4) Arizona St. Univ. West

202-225-3361 Gran Canyon Univ.

Southwestern College

Western Int'l Univ.

Jim Kolbe (R-AZ-5) Cochise College

202-225-2542 Eastern Arizona College

Tucson College

University of Arizona


Brian Billbray (R-CA-49) CA Western School of Law

202-225-2040 National University

Pt. Loma Nazarene College

San Diego Mesa College

UC, San Diego

University of San Diego

Western St. U. College of

Law of San Diego


Gary Franks (R-CT-5) Western Connecticut St.U.



E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R-FL-22) Talmudic College of FL



Michael Flanagan (R-IL-5) City Colleges of Chicago

202-225-4061 Wilbur Wright College

Illinois Inst. of Tech

Morton College

Southeastern Illinois U.

William Lipinsky (D-IL-3) City Colleges of Chicago

202-225-5701 Richard Daley College

Glenn Poshard (D-IL-19) Eastern Illinois Univ.

202-225-5201 Lake Land College

Millikin Univ.

Southeastern IL College

Thomas Ewing (R-IL-15) Governors St. Univ.

202-225-2371 Illinois St. Univ.

Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Olivet Nazarene Univ.

Parkland College

U of IL Central Office

U of IL, Urbana-Champaign

Ray LaHood (R-IL-18) Bradley Univ.

202-225-6201 Eureka College

Illinois Central College

Illinois College

Lincoln Christian College

Lincoln College

MacMurray College

Midstate College

John Edward Porter (R-IL-10) Barat College

202-225-4835 Finch U of Health Sciences,

The Chicago Medical School

Lake Forest College

Trinity College


Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN-9) Hanover College

202-225-5315 Indiana U. Southeast

St Meinrad College

St Meinrad School of Theology


Jim Nussle (R-IA-1) Cornell College

202-225-2911 Mount Mercy College

Mount St. Clare College

St. Ambrose Univ.

Teikyo Marycrest Univ.

University of Iowa

Greg Ganske (R-IA-4) Drake Univ.

202-225-4426 Grand View College

State Board of Regents


Jan Meyers (R-KS-3) Baker Univ.

202-225-2865 Donnelly College

U of Kansas Main Campus

U of Kansas Medical Ctr


Harold Rogers (R-KY-5) Alice Lloyd College

202-225-4601 Lees College

Sue Bennett College

Union College


Bob Livingston (R-LA-1) Loyola University

202-225-3015 Notre Dame Seminary, Grad

School of Theology

Southeastern LA Univ

James A. Hayes (D-LA-7) Louisiana St U, Eunice

202-225-2031 McNeese St Univ

Remington College

Univ. of Southwestern LA


Jim Longley (R-ME-1) Andover College

202-225-6116 Bowdoin College

Colby College

Maine College of Art

Saint Joseph's College

Thomas College

Unity College

U of Maine, Augusta

U of New England

U of Southern Maine

Westbrook College


Robert Ehrlich, Jr. (R-MD-2) Goucher College

202-225-3061 Towson St Univ


James Barcia (D-MI-5) Delta College

202-225-8171 Saginaw Valley St U

Lynn Rivers (D-MI-13) Cleary College

202-225-6261 U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI-11) Saint Mary's College

202-225-5802 William Tyndale College

David Camp (R-MI-4) Central Michigan U


=46rederick S. Upton (R-MI-6) Andrews Univ

202-225-3761 Kalamazoo College

Southwestern MI College

Western Michigan Univ.

Dick Chrysler (R-MI-8) Michigan St Univ

202-225-4872 Thomas Colley Law School


Gil Gutknecht (R-MN-1) Bethany Lutheran College

202-225-2472 Carleton College

Mankato St Univ

Mayo Foundation

St Mary's College of MN

St Olaf College

Winona State Univ

Jim Ramstad (R-MN-3) Medical Institute of MN

202-225-2871 Rasmussen College

Alfred Adler Institute


Harold L. Volkmer (D-MO-9) Columbia College

202-225-2956 Culver-Stockton College

Northeast MO St Univ

Stephens College

U of Missouri, Columbia

Westminster College

William Woods Univ


Doug Bereuter (R-NE-1) Dana College

202-225-4806 Doane College

Midland Lutheran College

NE St College System

Nebraska Wesleyan Univ

Union College

U of Nebraska

U of Nebraska, Lincoln

Wayne St College

York College


John Ensign (R-NV-1) U of Nevada, Las Vegas



Bob Franks (R-NJ-7) Westminster Choir College

202-225-5361 of Rider Univ

Rod Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) Caldwell College

202-225-5034 College of St Elizabeth

Drew Univ

Seton Hall Univ

Jim Saxton (R-NJ-3) NONE


=46rank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ-2) Rowan College

202-225-6572 Richard Stockton College

Bill Martini (R-NJ-8) Bloomfield College

202-225-5751 Montclair St Univ

William Paterson College

Robert Andrews (D-NJ-1) Rutgers U, Camden Campus



Steven Schiff (R-NM-1) U of NM Main Campus



Sue W. Kelly (R-NY-19) CUNY, Lehman College

202-225-5441 Fordham Univ

Monroe College

Pace Univ, Briarcliff

SUNY, Maritime College

The King's College

US Military Academy


Charles Taylor (R-NC-11) Brevard College

202-225-6401 U of NC, Asheville

Western Carolina Univ

Cass Ballenger (R-NC-10) Lenoir-Rhyne College



Earl Pomeroy (D-ND-At Lg) Bismark St College

202-225-2611 Dickinson St Univ

Jamestown College

Mayville St Univ

Minot St Univ

ND St U Main Campus

ND St U, Bottineau

U of ND Main Campus

U of ND, Lake Region


David Hobson (R-OH-7) Air Force Inst of Tech

202-225-4324 Antioch Univ

Central St Univ

Ohio U, Lancaster Campus

The Ohio St U, Marion

Urbana Univ

Wilberforce Univ

Wittenberg Univ

Wright St U Main Campus

Martin Hoke (R-OH-10) The Ohio St U, Newark


Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH-19) Cleveland College of

Jewish Studies

Kent St U, Ashtabula

Lake Erie College

Saint Mary Seminary

Ursuline College

Michael G. Oxley (R-OH-4) Mt Vernon Nazarene

202-225-2676 Northwestern College

Ohio Northern Univ

The Ohio St U, Lima

The Ohio St U, Mansfield

The U of Findlay


Jim Bunn (R-OR-5) Oregon St Univ

202-225-5711 Western Oregon St College

Willamette Univ


Jim Greenwood (R-PA-8) Delaware Valley College


Tim Holden (D-PA-6) Albright College

202-225-5546 Alvernia College

Kutztown U of PA

Penn St U, Berks

Penn St U, Schuylkill

Paul Kanjorsky (D-PA-11) Bloomsburg Univ

202-225-6511 Penn St U, Hazleton

Penn St U,


Wilkes Univ

Philip S. English (R-PA-21) Allegheny College

202-225-5406 Edinboro Univ

Gannon Univ

Mercyhurst College

Penn St U, Shenango

Penn St U, Erie Behrend

Slippery Rock Univ

Thiel College

Univ of

Pittsburgh,Titusville Campus

Jon D. Fox (R-PA-13) Antonelli Institute of

202-225-6111 Art & Photography

Beaver College

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Penn St U, Ogontz

Ursinus College

Westminster Theological Semi=


Curt Weldon (R-PA-7) Cabrini College

202-225-2011 Cheyney Univ of Penn

Haverford College

Immaculate College

Penn Inst of Technology

Penn St U, Delaware Cty

Swarthmore College

Villanova Univ


Chet Edwards (D-TX-11) Baylor Univ

202-225-6105 Central Texas College

Hill College

Paul Quinn College

Texas St Tech College

U of Central Texas

U of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Solomon P. Ortiz (D-TX-27) Texas A&M, Corpus Christi

202-225-7742 Texas A&M, Kingsville

Texas Southmost College

Texas St Tech College

U of Texas, Brownsville


William H. Orton (D-UT-3) Brigham Young Univ

202-225-7751 College of Eastern Utah

Utah Valley St College


Owen B. Pickett (D-VA-2) Commonwealth College

202-225-4215 Norfolk St Univ

Old Dominion Univ

Regent Univ

Virginia Wesleyan College

Thomas M. Davis, III (R-VA-11) Northern Virginia

202-225-1492 Community College

=46rank R. Wolf (R-VA-10) George Mason Univ

202-225-5136 Shenandoah Univ


Scott Klug (R-WI-2) Edgewood College

202-225-2906 U of Wisconsin Centers

U of Wisconsin Sys Office

U of Wisconsin, Madison

[Total =3D 50 members]

Cuc Vu

National Humanities Alliance

21 Dupont Circle, N.W. Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 296-4994

Internet: cuc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]