Contact Congress Today on NHPRC Reauthorization Bill!Historians in the News
On July 1, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and the National Archives will be holding a business meeting to mark up legislation (H.R. 1556) to reauthorize the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) at a $20 million level through fiscal year 2014. Since FY 1991, the NHPRC’s authorization level has never exceeded $10 million.
It is vital in advance of the vote to contact the subcommittee Members and urge them to attend and vote for the bill. Letters, emails and phone calls from within each Member’s district are most effective, but so are contacts by individual members of national, state, regional, and local organizations.
The National Coalition for History urges you to contact the Members of the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and the National Archives (listed below) TODAY and urge their support for the NHPRC reauthorization bill! All Members of Congress can be reached by via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Information Policy Subcommittee Members (click on each name to be directed to their webpage)
- Wm. Lacy Clay, MO, Chairman
- Carolyn Maloney, NY
- Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC
- Danny Davis, IL
- Steve Driehaus, OH
- Henry Cuellar, TX
- Judy Chu, CA
- Patrick McHenry, NC, Ranking Member
- Lynn Westmoreland, GA, Vice Ranking Member
- John Mica, FL
- Jason Chaffetz, UT
On June 21, the Senate Governmental Affairs and Homeland Security Committee issued a committee report (S. Rept. 111-213) on its version of the NHPRC reauthorization bill (S. 2872) , and the bill has been placed on the Senate floor calendar. Unfortunately, the Senate bill keeps the NHPRC’s authorization level at $10 million. Thus, it is vitally important that H.R. 1556, with the reauthorization level of $20 million, pass the House.
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