113th Congress

  • H.R. 4103—American Royalties Too (ART) Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
  • S.2045—American Royalties Too (ART) Act of 2014, introduced by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • S.1789—Community Access Preservation Act, introduced by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • S.1772—Public Good IRA Rollover Act, introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
  • H.R. 2911—Wireless Microphone Users Interference Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
  • H.R. 2482—Artist-Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
  • S.1094—Strengthen America's Schools Act, introduced by Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • H.R. 5—Student Success Act, introduced by Chairman John Kline (R-MN)
  • H.Res. 51—Expressing the Sense of the House on adding art and design into STEM programs, introduced by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
  • S.744—The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and others. Includes "Arts Require Timely Service" (ARTS) Act and "Jobs Originated through Launching Travel" (JOLT) Act.

112th Congress

  • H.R. 1190—Artist Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Todd Platts (R-PA)
  • H.R. 2502—Public Good IRA Rollover Act, introduced by Reps. Wally Herger (R-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • S.557—Public Good IRA Rollover Act, introduced by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
  • H.R. 4086—Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act, introduced by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), amends the federal judicial code with respect to denial of a foreign state's immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. or state courts.
  • S.2212—Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act, introduced by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), amends the federal judicial code with respect to denial of a foreign state's immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. or state courts.
  • H.R. 3688—Equity for Visual Artists Act, introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), requires that whenever a work of visual art is sold for at least $10,000 at an auction by someone other than the authoring artist, that the entity collecting the money or other consideration pay a royalty equal to 7% of the price to a visual artists' collecting society.
  • S.2000—Equity for Visual Artists Act, introduced by Sen. Herbert Kohl, requires that whenever a work of visual art is sold for at least $10,000 at an auction by someone other than the authoring artist, that the entity collecting the money or other consideration pay a royalty equal to 7% of the price to a visual artists' collecting society.

111th Congress

  • National Arts in Healthcare Advocacy Council Legislative Recommendations
  • H.R. 1785—Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Bill. To expedite adjudication of employer petitions for aliens of extraordinary artistic ability.
  • S.405—The Artist-Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Robert Bennett (R-UT).
  • H.R. 1126—The Artist Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Todd Platts (R-PA).
  • S.864—Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2009 -to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes.
  • H.R. 1250—Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2009 - to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes.
  • H.R. 1388—The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act - reauthorizes the federal volunteer programs as administered through the Corporation for National Service. Among the eligible activities outlined in the legislation is a program that calls for artists and/or musicians to promote community unity in low-income communities with citizens of all ages.
  • H.Con.Res.275—A concurrent resolution expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the second Sunday of September as" Arts in Education Week."
  • H.Res.1582—"Whereas Americans for the Arts is the Nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in the United States."

110th Congress

Appropriations (2nd Session)
  • H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act
Appropriations (1st Session)
  • H.R. 2643Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (including the NEA and NEH)
  • S.1696Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (including the NEA and NEH)
  • H.R. 3043Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (including the Arts in Education program, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum & Library Services)
  • S.1710Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (including the Arts in Education program, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum & Library Services)
  • H.R. 2764Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (including the Cultural Exchange program at the State Dept.)
Other Legislation
  • S.548The Artist-Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) with 30 cosponsors (as of 4/25/08).
  • H.R. 1524The Artist Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) introduce with 95 cosponsors (as of 4/25/08)
  • S.819The Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2007, introduced by Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) with 28 cosponsors (as of 4/25/08)
  • H.R. 1419The Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2007, introduced by Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and Wally Herger (R-CA) with 116 cosponsors (as of 4/25/08)
  • H.R. 1320Interference Protection for Existing Television Band Devices Act of 2007 ("White spaces" legislation), introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) with 17 co-sponsors (as of 4/25/08)
  • H.R. 1312To expedite adjudication of employer petitions for aliens of extraordinary artistic ability, introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) also known as the Arts Require Timely Service Act (ARTS) (Approved, 4/1/08)
  • H.R. 3359Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2007, introduced by Rep. Henry C. Johnson Jr. (D-GA) and Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) with 13 co-sponsors (as of 04/25/08)
  • H.R. 5889The Orphan Works Act of 2008, to provide a limitation on judicial remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works, introduced by Reps Howard Berman (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI) and Lamar Smith (R-TX).
  • S.2912The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, to provide a limitation on judicial remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works, introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

109th Congress

Appropriations (2nd session)
  • H.R. 5647Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 (including the Arts in Education program, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum & Library Services)
  • H.R. 5386Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (including the NEA and NEH)
  • 05-18-06The U.S. House of Representative approved a $10 million increase for the NEA in the FY 2007 Interior Appropriations bill. (amendment language from Congressional Record)
Appropriations (1st session)
  • H.R. 3010—Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (including the Arts in Education program, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum & Library Services)
  • H.R. 2361—Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (including the NEA and NEH)
  • 05-19-05—The U.S. House of Representative approved a $10 million increase for the NEA in the FY 2006 Interior Appropriations bill. (amendment language from Congressional Record)
Other Legislation
  • H.R. 1120—The Artist's Contribution to American Heritage Act of 2005 (introduced by Reps. Ramstad (R-MN), Cardin (D-MD), and additional co-sponsors)
  • S.372—The Artist-Museum Partnership Act (introduced by Sen. Leahy (D-VT) and additional co-sponsors)
  • H.R. 192—Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives' encouragement of Americans' active engagement in world affairs, and urges the Secretary of State to take the lead and coordinate with other governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations in creating an online database of international exchange programs and related opportunities (introduced by Reps. McGovern (D-MA))
  • S.Res. 104—People-to-People Engagement in World Affairs Resolution (introduced by Senators Feingold (D-WI) and Hagel (R-NE) and additional co-sponsors)