Friday, February 13, 2009

Bulletin on NEA Funding in the Stimulus Package

The House/Senate Conference has restored to the economic stimulus package the $50 million allocation to the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts that had been removed by the Senate. The language can be read on page 143 of the bill. (a PDF file)

Also, language prohibiting museums and arts centers from receiving any stimulus funding (in Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn's specious amendment lumping them together with casinos that passed last week & raised eyebrows when key Democrats like Dianne Feinstein & Charles Schumer voted to approve it) has been removed.

The bill still requires passage by full House and Senate votes.

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