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Office of Congressional Affairs

The Office of Congressional Affairs serves as the Endowment’s liaison with Members of Congress and their staffs in D.C., state, and district offices. Its mission is to articulate how federal funding appropriated through Congress to NEH impacts constituents in every state, Congressional district and territory of the United States of America.

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Explore Connections between STEM and the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities is hosting a series of Google+ Hangouts on Air to illustrate how the sciences, arts, and humanities together respond to challenges and spur innovation.

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No Job for a Woman -- The Women Who Fought to Report WWII

During World War II, the United States government accredited nearly 140 women war correspondents.  “No Job for a Woman,” Michèle Midori Fillion’s documentary about women journalists during the war, was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The NEH Office of Congressional Affairs sponsored a panel discussion about the film, featuri

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Emancipation Nation: Celebrating Freedom on Constitution Day

September 17, 2012

Join NEH in Washington, DC on Constitution Day for a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

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NEH and Disaster Preparedness and Response

August 9, 2012

Congressional briefing on NEH and disaster preparedness and relief.

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NEH on the Web: Online Resources for K-12 Education in the Humanities

May 22, 2012

Congressional staff members, both in DC and district offices, join NEH staff for a webinar to explore NEH-funded, web-based educational resources available for teachers, tutors, parents, and homeschooling families.

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NEH on the Web: Online Resources for K-12 Education in the Humanities

May 4, 2012

Congressional staff members, both in DC and district offices, join NEH staff for a webinar to explore NEH-funded, web-based educational resources.

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A Heartland Congressional Workshop

April 11, 2012

NEH Congressional Affairs and the Smithsonian Institution cohost a breakfast workshop for Congressional staff on NEH On the Road.

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Holiday Hill Workshop

December 13, 2011

The Congressional Affairs Office hosts a workshop to introduce new Congressional staff members to the inner workings of the NEH.

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Preview Reception for Manifold Greatness: the Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

September 21, 2011

Members of Congress and staff attend a preview of the Manifold Greatness exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

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Congressional Testimonies


Testimony before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee On the Interior, Enviroment and Related Agencies, April 10th, 2014


Testimony before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee On the Interior, Enviroment and Related Agencies, April 17th, 2013

Status of legislation: Bill Tracking http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
Budget NEH Budgetary and Performance Reports: http://www.neh.gov/about/legal/reports

Reaching Rural Communities

This report highlights six NEH-funded projects designed to support rural American communities through the humanities. The projects featured in this report demonstrate the diversity of the agency’s work and the many strategies for engaging rural communities throughout the country.

Preserving Native American History

This report highlights five NEH-funded projects designed to support Native Americans and their communities. The projects featured in this report demonstrate the diversity of the agency’s work and the many strategies for supporting Native Americans throughout the country.

Youth Report

This report highlights six NEH-funded projects designed to support youth and their families, specifically urban and at-risk youth. These programs demonstrate the diversity of the agency’s work and the many strategies for engaging young people.

Supporting Veterans

This report highlights six NEH-funded projects designed to support veterans and their communities through the humanities. The projects featured in this report demonstrate the diversity of the agency’s work and the many strategies for supporting veteran communities throughout the country.