NBCC’s Government Affairs staff has begun preparations for the FY20 appropriations season. The process usually kicks into high gear around mid-February, after the President releases his FY20 budget, which is meant to serve as a policy suggestion and list of priorities for Congress to consider. Among the issues that NBCC advocates for during this process is the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).
NBCC and other coalition partners successfully fought for a $500,000 increase to the MFP last year. Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and John Katko (R-NY) were crucial in securing this funding after it was zeroed out in President Trump’s proposed FY19 budget. NBCC thanks Reps. Butterfield and Katko for their commitment to increased MFP funding.
NBCC will again work with its partner organizations, Reps. Butterfield and Katko, and all relevant legislators to push for more MFP funding in FY20. Be sure to check NBCC’s Grassroots Action Center regularly and keep an eye out for the next MFP advocacy campaign!
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