Senator Demands Explanations From Humanities Endowment

As Congress gets back to wrangling over the federal budget, the senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee has called on the National Endowment for the Humanities to explain its peer-review process and justify grants it makes to study questions like "What is the meaning of life?"

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, also challenged the agency to explain a grant program that provides resources about global Muslim cultures to libraries and state humanities