Ben Folds testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee to Support Funding for the NEA at $170 Million

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Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch and acclaimed singer-songwriter Ben Folds today urged the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to support federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $170 million for fiscal year (FY) 2021, a $7.75 million increase over FY 2020 funding. With last year’s increase the largest in six years, Congress has almost restored the NEA to its funding-level highpoint of $176 million in FY 1992.



Read Ben Folds’ full written testimony here.

Read Ben Fold's full oral testimony here.

Read Robert L. Lynch’s full written testimony here.

Read the American's for the Arts full press release here.