Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 19:04:00 -0400 From: Allan Metcalf 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 , who is director and practically the sole employee of the mostly volunteer NHA. - Allan Metcalf ************************** 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.