Trump again seeks to eliminate NEH and NEA arts funding - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Trump again seeks to eliminate NEH and NEA arts funding

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). From left, Charlotte (N.C.) Mayor Vi Lyles, Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, New Mexico Gov.... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). From left, Charlotte (N.C.) Mayor Vi Lyles, Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, New Mexico Gov....

NEW YORK (AP) - For the second straight year, President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts and National Endowment of the Humanities.

In the budget proposal unveiled Monday, Trump asks that both organizations begin to shut down in 2019, saying the NEA and NEH should not be federal responsibilities.

The two grant programs were launched as part of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" domestic agenda in the 1960s. Some conservatives have long criticized them, but the NEH and NEA have bipartisan support in Congress, which last year voted to restore funding. The budget for each agency is slightly under $150 million.

Trump is also again seeking to end federal support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also has strong backing in Congress.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Government shutdown endNational politicsMore>>

  • US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

    US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:05 AM EST2018-02-23 10:05:30 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:37 AM EST2018-02-24 07:37:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at ...
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.More >>
    President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.More >>
  • Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

    Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:24 AM EST2018-02-23 11:24:37 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:37 AM EST2018-02-24 07:37:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool). Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Kor...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool). Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Kor...
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.More >>
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.More >>
  • White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

    White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-02-23 20:49:01 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:36 AM EST2018-02-24 07:36:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). A Secret Service officer rushes past reporters after a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). A Secret Service officer rushes past reporters after a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Washington.
    The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.More >>
    The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.More >>
Powered by Frankly