Donald Trump will likely propose reversals on many items in the bill that Congress agreed to in order to keep the government operating for the rest of this fiscal year. He will likely still propose deep cuts or elimination of federal arts funding but they are safe for this financial year.
Democrats have saved arts funding under threat from Donald Trump, including money for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR).
Both houses of congress are expected to vote on the spending bill to keep the government funded for the current fiscal year this week before it goes to Mr Trump for his signature.
Representative Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, which is made up of Republicans who dissented on Mr Trump’s replacement to Obamacare, said he and other conservatives were “disappointed.”