Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget plan, released on Friday, reverses a policy of his predecessor in that increases, rather than decreases, the federal outlay for the arts and public broadcasting.
For four years, President Donald Trump’s White House proposed federal budgets that zeroed out funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That never happened, as Congress sets appropriations, and the agencies survived.
But it made for a frenzied period of lobbying on Capitol Hill by arts advocates and other groups to make sure that the funding would remain in place.
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Joe Biden’s Budget Increases Funding To Public Broadcasting, Arts Agencies https://t.co/RklkfKwZyh
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In his FY22 budget, President Biden proposes a boost to the National Endowment for the Arts (@NEAarts): $201M up from $167.5M. He’s asking for $177.5M for the National Endowment for the Humanities. via @YahooNews https://t.co/y4q1tZaTB6
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