NARA Funding Cut by $8 Million

The National Coalition for History (NCH) reported on Friday that the House has reduced funding to an already strapped National Archives.
The report states

In a surprise ove on the floor of the House of Representatives, on 14 June 2006, the lower chamber cut the proposed budget for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) by $8 million.  A higher level budget had been approved by the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, and the District of Columbia.  If the Senate agrees with the House the net result would signal (to quote a “dismayed” Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein) “a very austere year” in FY 2007 for NARA – one that would mean a reduction of hours of operations, partial closings of researcher reading rooms on nights and weekends, and even possible furloughing of employees.

You can read the entire article here. The Amendment can be found in the Library of Congress’ Thomas database of legislative information. (See 20. H.AMDT.1026 to H.R.5576)

3 thoughts on “NARA Funding Cut by $8 Million

  1. Where can we send our donations? If they keep cutting these funds there won’t be much for our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. to see when they grow up.

  2. I read about the fund cuts for the NARA and this is outragious. What can we do to help? This is our history and with the help of technology, it is at our fingertips and we’re going to loose it AGAIN.

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