The Hill reports Wednesday night that President Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities (NEA) entirely:

The Hill reports:

Federal officials told The Times that the chairwoman of the arts endowment told her staff the news Wednesday. It was reportedly met with a mix of sadness by staff and surprise.

Chairwoman Jane Chu reportedly told staff that the arts endowment would continue business as usual until the budget was officially finalized and that she called the meeting because she didn’t want staff hearing from the media.