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From: "Watsky, Lance" <[log in to unmask]>
> On Monday, the President of the US released his FY2006 budget
recommendations which slash or eliminate more than 150 federal programs. In
that budget, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
(NHPRC) has been targeted to receive NO funding. This includes no funds for
the grants program and no funds for staffing to support the NHPRC programs.
In addition, the overall budget for the National Archives and Records
Administration has significant decreases in other areas of importance. The
relevant section for NHPRC specifically and sparsely states: "National
Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants.-This program provides
funding for grants that the Commission makes, nationwide, to preserve and
publish records that document American history. The Budget proposes no new
grants funding for the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission in 2006."
Perhaps they should set up a program to preserve for posterity "The heroic
of George W. Bush in his heroic battle to preserve American access to the
crude oil reserves
of Iraq..." (assuming he wins?)...
Steven C. Barr