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Congress Passes $9M Cut for NEA, Reinstates Federal Arts Education Funding

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final budget agreement for FY 2012, which includes $146.255 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). On Saturday morning, the same bill passed the U.S. Senate and moves to the desk of President Obama for […]

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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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Full U.S. House Considering Amendment to Further Cut NEA

For an update on the Walberg amendment to H.R. 2584, click here! Last night, during consideration of H.R. 2584, the House Interior Appropriations bill, debate was completed on an amendment by Rep. Tim Walberg’s (MI) to cut $10.6 million more from the National Endowment for the Arts. Interior Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson (ID) gave strong […]

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