2014

  • Dear Colleague from Arts Caucus co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) supporting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $154.466 million in FY 2015 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at $155 million in FY 2015 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Michael Grimm (R-NY), and Arts Caucus co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) supporting “robust” funding for the Office of Museum Services in FY 2015.
  • Dear Colleague from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) supporting “robust” funding for the Office of Museum Services in FY 2015.
  • Dear Colleague from Humanities Caucus co-Chairs Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Tom Petri (R-WI) supporting continued funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities in FY 2015 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) asking for immediate action to advance the rulemaking process for air travel with musical instruments.
  • Dear Colleague from Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) urging protection of the full value and scope of the charitable tax deduction.

2013

  • Dear Colleague from H.R. 2482 cosponsor Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) urging members to sign on to the Artist-Museum Partnership Act.
  • Dear Colleague from Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) supporting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $154.466 million in FY 2014 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at $154 million in FY 2014 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Michael Grimm (R-NY), and Arts Caucus co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) supporting “robust” funding for the Office of Museum Services in FY 2014.
  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) supporting “robust” funding for the Office of Museum Services in FY 2014.
  • Dear Colleague from Humanities Caucus co-Chairs Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Tom Petri (R-WI) supporting continued funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities in FY 2014 appropriations.

2012

  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at $154.255 million in FY 2013 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Todd Platts (R-PA) supporting the NEA at $154.255 million in FY 2013 appropriations.

2011

  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at $167.5 million in FY 2012 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) supporting level funding of $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts FY 2012 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) in support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

2010

  • Dear Colleague from Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) supporting an increase to $180 million for the National Endowment for the Arts FY 2011 appropriations.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter and Todd Platts supporting an increase to $180 million for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Louise Slaughter supporting an increase to $53 million for the Arts in Education programs at the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Dear Colleague from Reps. Louise Slaughter, Leonard Lance, and Paul Tonko supporting an increase to $50 million for the Office of Museum Services.
  • Dear Colleague from Rep. Jackie Speier designating the second week of September Arts Education Week.

2009

  • Dear Colleague from Rep. Betty McCollum addressing the need for tax equity for nonprofit organizations in healthcare reform.
  • Dear Colleague from House Tourism Caucus in support of the Travel Promotion Act of H.R. 2935.
  • Dear Colleague from Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY), requesting support for Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Office of Museum Services (OMS) within IMLS.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Todd Platts (R-PA) requesting $176 in FY 2010 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Todd Platts (R-PA) requesting $53 million in support of the Arts in Education programs for FY 2010 appropriations at the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) to House and Senate conferees to H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, urging them to include $50 million in stimulus funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

2008

  • Dear Colleague from H.R. 1524 cosponsors John Lewis (D-GA) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) urging members to sign on to the Artist Fair Market Value Deduction Bill.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus requesting an appropriations level of $176 million in FY 2009 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus requesting an appropriations level of $53 million in FY 2009 funding for the Arts in Education programs at the U.S. Department of Education.

2007

  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus co-chairs Louise Slaughter and Chris Shays and Ways and Means Subcommitee on Oversight Chairman John Lewis and Ranking Member Jim Ramstad requesting Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1524, the Artist-Museum Partnership Act, allowing artists to deduct the fair market value for self-generated works donated to non-profit institutions.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus requesting an appropriations level of $176 million in FY 2008 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Dear Colleague from Congressional Arts Caucus requesting an appropriations level of $53 million in FY 2008 funding for the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education.

2006

  • Dear Colleague from Senate members requesting an appropriations increase for FY 2007 funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. (circulated 9/21/06)
  • Dear Colleague from House members requesting an appropriations increase for FY 2007 funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. (4/7/06)
  • Dear Colleague requesting appropriators increase funding to the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education. A list of signatories is located on the last page. (3/16/06)

2005

  • Dear Colleague requesting House-Senate Labor/HHS/ED conferees accept the Senate funding level of $35.7 million for the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education. (11/2/05)
  • Dear Colleague requesting House–Senate Interior conferees increase funding to the National Endowment for the Arts by $10 million. (7/19/05)
  • Dear Colleague requesting appropriators increase funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. (5/6/05)
  • Dear Colleague requesting appropriators increase funding to the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education. (5/13/05)
  • Dear Colleague inviting Senators to join the Senate Cultural Caucus. (4/19/05)

2004

  • Dear Colleague requesting appropriators increase funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. (4/23/04)
  • Dear Colleague requesting appropriators increase funding to the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education. (4/23/04)