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, 267 KB)

    • Legislative Recap of 2013 Appropriations (pdf, 141 KB)
  • Strengthening Arts Education

    • Funding the Arts Education Program at the U.S. Department of Education (pdf, 223 KB)
    • Strengthening Arts Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (pdf, 176 KB)
    • Legislative Recommendations (pdf, 105 KB)
    • Unified Statement: Arts Education–Creating Student Success in School, Work and Life (pdf, 189 KB)
  • Tax Reform

    • Encouraging Charitable Gifts to Support Community Access to the Arts (pdf, 250 KB)
    • Tax Fairness for Artists and Writers (pdf, 147 KB)
  • Office of Museum Services (pdf, 216 KB)
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (pdf, 171 KB)
  • Community Media (pdf, 122 KB)
  • Cultural Exchanges Through the U.S. Department of State (pdf, 195 KB)
  • Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists (pdf, 128 KB)
  • Arts in Health (pdf, 299 KB)
  • Protecting Wireless Technology for the Arts and Media (pdf, 167 KB)
  • Network Neutrality: Preserving and Open Internet (pdf, 150 KB)
  • Statements of Concern

Chapter 2: U.S. House of Representatives Arts Voting Record (pdf, 919 KB)

The U.S. House arts voting record includes two votes on  floor amendments to cut NEA funding, as well as membership in the Congressional Arts Caucus, Congressional STEAM Caucus, signatory status of the 2013 NEA sign-on letter, and co-sponsorship of the artist-museum partnership bill in the 113th Congress.

Chapter 3: U.S. Senate Arts Voting Record (pdf, 312 KB)

The Senate voting record includes arts-related votes on a floor amendments to restrict economic stimulus funds from being used for museums and theaters, as well as membership in the Senate Cultural Caucus, and signatory status of the 2013 NEA sign-on letter and charitable deduction letter.

Chapter 4: Directories of House and Senate Arts Caucuses (as of 9/22/14)
  • Congressional Arts Caucus (pdf, 72 KB)
  • Congressional STEAM Caucus (pdf, 60 KB)
  • Senate Cultural Caucus (pdf, 11 KB)
Chapter 5: Facts and Figures (pdf, 5.1 MB)
  • Latest research measuring the impact of the arts and arts education
Chapter 6: Fields at a Glance (pdf, 4.1 MB)
  • Trend information on various arts fields and specific disciplines
Chapter 7: Directory of 2014 National Cosponsors (pdf, 871 KB)
Chapter 8: Letters to Congress from National Cosponsors (pdf, 5.5 MB)