Trump’s 2019 budget includes another attempt at defunding NEA and other cultural agencies

            <img src="" border="0" />The <a href="" rel="nofollow" >White House</a> has revealed its <a href="" rel="nofollow" >budget proposal for 2019</a> and despite recommending a $716 billion spending increase for defense, <a href="" rel="nofollow" >Trump</a> wants to slash funding for cultural programs. He has suggested cutting the <a href="" rel="nofollow" >NEA</a>'s budget from $150m down to $29m. Other cultural organizations&nbsp;would also see their budgets broken&mdash;Trump's plan would cut funding for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" >National Endowment of Humanities</a> from $150m down to just $42m, the&nbsp;Institute of Museum and Library Services&nbsp;from $231m to $23m, and public television from $495m to just $15m.
Last year, when the President first took office, he similarly tried to institute significant cuts to these federal programs. Despite his best efforts, Congress—who has the final say on passing the federal budget each year—ultimately ended up retaining funding for the various cultural organizations in bipartisan agreement. Beyond being extremely important to the well-being of the country in general, these agencies also support many architectural initiatives that are ...

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