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Sending Office: Honorable Stephanie N. Murphy
Sent By:
John.Laufer@mail.house.gov

*Deadline, COB, Monday, June 5th*

Current cosigners (29):  Stephanie Murphy, Sinema, Curbelo, Katko, Hastings, Holmes Norton, Barragán, Rosen, Schneider, Velázquez, Norcross, Yarmuth, Raskin, Perlmutter, Cicilline, Deutch, Courtney, Moore, Frederica Wilson, Lieu, Larson, Titus,
Evans, Huffman, Gallego, Carbajal, Clarke, Schiff, Jackson Lee

 

Dear Colleague:

Please join us in sending a bipartisan letter to the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee urging Congress not to reduce funding for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Fiscal Year 2018.  The President’s budget proposal
seeks a $3 million cut to the Fiscal Year 2017 enacted funding level of $57 million.

The museum serves as a memorial to victims of the Holocaust, educates the public about how and why the Holocaust occurred, and helps ensure that the world never forgets the genocide committed against the Jewish people.  Since the opening of the museum in 1993,
Congress has appropriated funds to pay for its ongoing operating costs, including employee salaries, security-related expenses, and commemorative observances.  In April, the museum opened a new storage and research facility in Bowie, Md., that will house documents
and artifacts held by the museum but not on display in Washington, D.C..

The mission of the museum has never been more important, particularly as the number of anti-Semitic attacks around the world rises.  Now is not the time to cut funding for this national treasure.

If you would like to sign this letter, or for more information, please contact John Laufer with Rep. Stephanie Murphy (john.laufer@mail.house.gov), Michael Brownlie with Rep. Sinema (Michael.brownlie@mail.house.gov),
Adam Wolf with Rep. Curbelo (adam.wolf@mail.house.gov), or John Drzewicki with Rep. Katko (john.drzewicki@mail.house.gov).

Sincerely,

/s/Stephanie Murphy
Member of Congress

/s/Kyrsten Sinema
Member of Congress

/s/Carlos Curbelo
Member of Congress

/s/John Katko
Member of Congress

*TEXT OF LETTER*

June __, 2017

Dear Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member McCollum,

We write to respectfully urge you to provide $57 million in funding for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in the Fiscal Year 2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.  The President’s budget request seeks $54 million for
the museum, which is a $3 million reduction from the Fiscal Year 2017 enacted funding level of $57 million.

The museum serves as a memorial to victims of the Holocaust, educates the public about how and why the Holocaust occurred, and helps ensure that we never forget the genocide committed against the Jewish people.  Since the opening of the museum in 1993, Congress
has appropriated funds to pay for its ongoing operating costs, including employee salaries, security-related expenses, and commemorative observances.  In April, the museum opened a new storage and research facility in Bowie, Md., that will house documents
and artifacts held by the museum but not on display in Washington, DC.

In our view, the mission of the museum has never been more important, particularly as the number of anti-Semitic attacks around the world rises.  Now is not the time to cut funding for this national treasure.

Sincerely,

 

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