11 House Republicans Come Out in Favor of the National Endowment for the Arts, Opposing Trump

Even in a strongly conservative House of Representatives, there is support to be found for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

In a budget proposal put forth in March that included increases in military spending and stark cuts to various social programs, President Donald Trump pledged to zero out funding for the NEA along with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and other agencies. But he’s getting pushback from quarters where he might have unexpected unwavering support.

A letter signed by 11 House Republicans urges Ken Calvert and Betty McCollum, chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, to continue funding the NEA.

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Chris Alexakispolicy, art