Saturday, August 7, 2010
Some Rare Good News
Just in case you thought that I'm only ever the prophet of doom and gloom, I wanted to spread a little happness with the news that a couple of weeks ago the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee recommended that funding for the Save America's Treasures program be “restored” for FY 2011; you may recall from an earlier post that the Obama Administration had proposed that this scheme would be cut in 2011. It's early days yet; before funding can be provided many additional steps will be required. The full Appropriations Committee and full House will have to vote, and the Senate will have to act. Given the difficult environment for funding, anything can happen, and it could be many months before final action is taken. But this is good news. For now.