From WCBS Radio:
A Connecticut lawmaker is leading the charge against a Trump administration budget proposal that would slash federal funding for local museums and libraries.
As President Donald Trump attempts to tackle to federal budget deficit, one of the many items are on the chopping block, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
He notes that in the grand scheme of the federal budget, it’s a small sum of about $50 million that goes to book conservation and librarian training. The Democrat believes that funding is critical to help cherished cultural institutions that enrich all Americans.
See Also: Tweet From Sen. Blumenthal
Institutions like @CTScienceCenter & @HPLCT are the cultural lifeblood of our communities. Trump’s budget inexcusably eliminates all funding for the Institute of Museum & Library Services. I will fight these critical cuts to preserve our investment in libraries/museums. pic.twitter.com/Ms3pJj91Fd
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) February 18, 2020