House Committee Slashes NEA Budget

July 25, 2011 -- 2:19 pm PDT

On July 12 the House Appropriations Committee voted 28–18 to approve the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which provides the NEA with a fiscal year 2012 budget of $135.2 million, a $20 million reduction from the fiscal year 2011 budget. If enacted into law, it would be the largest budget cut for the NEA in 16 years.

The full House is likely to take up the measure prior to August recess. The Recording Academy will keep its members informed of the status and of any action required.