Congressional Resources

Congressional Resources:

Find a bill: To search for legislation, Congressional activity, what has been said on the floor, and more, is here to serve you.

Find your Member: To find your Representative, simply go to and type in your Zip code in the upper-right corner, or search by State or last name.

House Floor Actions: Current and previous House floor proceedings can be found on the House Clerk's website here.



The Appropriations Process:

Each year, the President proposes a budget which recommends funding levels for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1st.  The House and the Senate then consider their own budget resolution that sets spending limits for the next fiscal year.

12 appropriations measures provide funding for specific programs and accounts within the federal government while adhering to the spending limits outlined by the budget. Appropriations legislation provide funding for agencies and programs across the federal government.

Key Arts-related Appropriations bills:

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - House - Senate

  • Arts in Education within Department of Education
  • Office of Museum Services within Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS, NPR)

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - House - Senate

  • National Endowment for the Arts,
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • Commission of Fine Arts
  • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
  • Smithsonian Institution

Status of Appropriations Legislation