Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 19:04:00 -0400

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

Subject: NEH appropriations update

From the very capable National Humanities Alliance in Washington, two further

bulletins for those concerned with funding the National Endowment for the

Humanities. Both are from John Hammer jhammer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] , who is director

and practically the sole employee of the mostly volunteer NHA. - Allan



Thu, Jun 22, 1995 10:17 AM CDT

The barrage of FAXes from NEH members to key members of the House

Appropriations Committee has had an unfortunate side effect on the

ranking minority member David Obey (D-WI). So many FAXes came in in the

last 24 hours that machines jammed. Sidney Yates also told me that he

thought that we'd overdone it. Please do not send any more FAXes on this

issue at this time.


Thu, Jun 22, 1995 5:11 PM CDT

The House Appropriations Committee spent much of the day (between many votes

on the floor) working on the markup of the Interior and Related Agencies

appropriation for FY-96. Committee staffers say that no final actions

were taken on any part of the budget. The issues so far apparently

involve proposals for greater cuts throughout the budget. The committee

has not yet considered the endowment-specific section of the bill. The

committee adjourned late this afternoon so that members could participate in

the debate on a foreign affairs bill. The committee will reconvene at

8:30 am on Tuesday, June 27.