Friday, March 1, 2024

AAM Launches Congressional Campaign to Secure Federal Museum Funding

Washington, DC, USA — U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and David McKinley (R-WV) are currently circulating a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide robust funding in FY 2016 for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

“Each year, many highly reviewed grant proposals go unfunded at the Institute of Museum and Library Services due to lack of funding by Congress,” said Alliance President Ford W. Bell. “These Congressional sign-on letters are a critical way to demonstrate support for our priorities, but legislators need to know that their constituents are watching.”

The deadline for Representatives to sign on to this letter is March 18.

The Office of Museum Services is currently receiving $30.1 million, well below its authorized level of $38.6 million (as approved by Public Law 111-340).

According to the AAM: “The Tonko/Lance/Slaughter/McKinley letter is your Representative’s chance to go on record in support of museum funding, so please ask them to sign on today!”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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