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Amendment to Further Cut NEA Fails!

The Walberg amendment to H.R. 2584, the House Interior Appropriations bill that would have cut an additional $10.6 million from the National Endowment for the Arts failed 240-181 earlier today. All 185 Democrats present voted against the amendment and 55 Republicans joined them. As stated this morning, this success is due in large part to […]

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NEA Funding Measure Facing U.S. House Floor Vote

As early as next Monday, the full U.S. House of Representatives will vote on FY 2012 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Last week, the House Appropriations Committee took the first step in the budget process and passed the Interior Appropriations bill, which proposes to fund the NEA at $135 million for […]

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Full House Committee Approves $20 Million Cut for NEA

Last night, the full House Appropriations Committee passed their initial FY2012 Interior Department funding bill by a vote of 28-18. This legislation contains a $20 million cut for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), passed last week by the Subcommittee, from FY2011’s $155 million level. The NEA was not mentioned specifically during the debate […]

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NEA Takes 13 Percent Cut in FY 2012 House Budget Bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Interior Subcommittee approved a measure that sets next year’s initial funding level for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $135 million. That amount is a $20 million reduction as compared with this fiscal year’s budget, and it would be the deepest cut to the agency in […]

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