The President's FY 2018 budget announced today eliminates federal funding for a number of independent agencies and programs, including the Wilson Center. We are concerned but also confident that at the end of what is likely to be a long process, the Wilson Center's near 50-year record of nonpartisan research, scholarship and analysis will continue to be recognized and validated. Like the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials and the Kennedy Center, the Wilson Center is an official memorial to a President. We will continue to fulfill our important mission to serve U.S. policymakers and the American public as outlined in our Congressional mandate while the budget process takes its course.