Individual issues briefs are pulled on to the various topic pages throughout the Legislative Issue Center. You can download the full Issue Briefs section, or navigate to the topic of your interests below or in the Legislative Issue Center and focus on the specific issue brief repeated there.

Chapter 1: Issue Briefs to Congress
  • National Endowment for the Arts (pdf, 347 KB)

    • Legislative Recap of 2015 Appropriations (pdf, 118 KB)
  • Strengthening Arts Education

    • Funding the Arts Education Program at the U.S. Department of Education (pdf, 221 KB)
    • Strengthening Arts Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (pdf, 255 KB)
    • Legislative Recommendations (pdf, 18 KB)
    • Unified Statement: Arts Education–Creating Student Success in School, Work and Life (pdf, 41 KB)
  • Tax Reform

    • Encouraging Charitable Gifts to Support Community Access to the Arts (pdf, 263 KB)
    • Tax Fairness for Artists and Writers (pdf, 200 KB)
  • Office of Museum Services (pdf, 213 KB)
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (pdf, 235 KB)
  • Community Media (pdf, 199 KB)
  • Cultural Exchanges Through the U.S. Department of State (pdf, 191 KB)
  • Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists (pdf, 117 KB)
  • Arts in Health (pdf, 206 KB)
  • Protecting Wireless Technology for the Arts and Media (pdf, 174 KB)
  • Network Neutrality: Preserving and Open Internet (pdf, 114 KB)
  • Statements of Concern

Chapter 2: U.S. House of Representatives Arts Voting Record (pdf, 409 KB)

The U.S. House arts voting record includes one vote on legislation to make permanent three critical charitable tax extenders, as well as membership in the Congressional Arts Caucus, Congressional STEAM Caucus, signatory of the 2014 NEA sign on letter, signatory of the 2014 OMS sign on letter, and co-sponsorship of the artist museum partnership bill in the 113th Congress. 

Chapter 3: U.S. Senate Arts Support Record (pdf, 173 KB)

The Senate support record includes membership in the Senate Cultural Caucus, and signatory status of the 2014 NEA sign-on letter, OMS letter and charitable deduction letter.

Chapter 4: Directories of House and Senate Arts Caucuses (as of 05/20/15)
Chapter 5: Facts and Figures (pdf, 6.09 MB)
  • Latest research measuring the impact of the arts and arts education
Chapter 6: Directory of 2015 National Cosponsors (pdf, 948 KB)
Chapter 7: Letters to Congress from National Cosponsors (pdf, 26.4 MB)
Chapter 8: Fields at a Glance (pdf, 4.16 MB)
  • Trend information on various arts fields and specific disciplines