On July 31, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee considered a 49 percent ($71 million) cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. After a lengthy debate, the committee adjourned for the August recess without acting on the proposal but with the intent to take it up again in September.  This link from the National Humanities Alliance will allow you to send messages to your elected officials concerning these cuts.  If you sent a message last week, please send this new message to both your Senators and Representatives. Click here to send a message today.

The Documenting Endangered Languages Program is jointly funded by the NEH and the NSF, and the proposed funding cuts could jeopardize it.