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NEA Funding Increase Heads to the Floor

NEA Funding Increase Heads to the Floor

Dear Arts Advocate,

In a return to “regular order,” this week the U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the bill that funds the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)!

Floor votes on these appropriations bills have been rarer in recent years, and even more so in the U.S. Senate. However, quick action by both the House and Senate is expected these next two weeks!

A potential amendment to cut funding for the NEA and NEH.

This week, 170 amendments were filed to the House Interior bill, including two amendments that would impact the NEA. We are tracking these funding amendments and will keep you posted if they will be up for a vote. The House Rules Committee is meeting tonight to make those determinations.

Currently, the Interior bill would increase funding for both Endowments by $2 million, bringing their budgets to $155 million. This precisely matches the ask

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We received this in an email from the Arts Action Fund earlier this month and as it contains information about how we can affect US policy concerning the arts and what the Fund is doing for Arts Advocacy Day, coming up April 17, we thought it advisable to share it with our readers.


Last month, Arts Action Fund members voted overwhelmingly to adopt the policy position to support a budget of $155 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and to strengthen arts education opportunities within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. I want you to know that we heard you and because of your vote, we will bring national attention to these policy platforms during National Arts Advocacy Day on April 17, 2012. We will train hundreds of grassroots arts advocates before they go up to Capitol Hill on these very two positions. We have enlisted the

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Election Day - The Arts Are Essential

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Election Day 2011 took place today and voters cast their ballots for a number of state and local issues across the country. With Election Day 2012 now just one year away, we are officially kicking off ArtsVote2012 in the nick of time!

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