Jul 07, 2016

This new authorization of the the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act attempts to better align CTE programs with the current job market by supporting innovative learning opportunities, building stronger community partnerships, and encouraging more engagement with employers.

Jun 14, 2016

The Senate kicked off action this week on bills funding the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) during its consideration of the annual Interior Appropriations bill.

Jun 10, 2016

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced bipartisan legislation setting Fiscal Year 2017 funding levels for a number of federal agencies and programs, including the Assistance for Arts Education at the U.S. Department of Education. 

Jun 09, 2016

Mirren joined a panel of witnesses at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittees joint hearing June 7 to discuss recently introduced legislation that could provide a new avenue to aid in the recovery of stolen or looted Nazi-era artwork.

May 25, 2016

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved legislation to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at an increase of nearly $2 million in funding. The proposed funding is just shy of $150 million for FY 2017.
 

Apr 18, 2016

In the weeks leading up to "tax day," Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) reintroduced the long-standing Artist-Museum Partnership Act (H.R. 4948) that would allow artists the same tax benefits as other Americans as it relates to donations of works of art, including literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions given to and retained by a nonprofit collecting institution. Last year during the same week, Sen.

Mar 23, 2016

Congressional Arts Caucus co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) led a bipartisan letter requesting $155 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in FY 2017, matching the request of the nonprofit arts community.

Mar 18, 2016

Through the work of Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), the U.S. Senate bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now includes support for STEAM!

Coming off the heels of the 29th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy with executive, technologist, and designer John Maeda and his lecture titled "STEAM Makes STEM Taste Better," the excitement around STEAM -- and its proven results -- continues to build.

Mar 14, 2016

On Arts Advocacy Day, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) announced new legislation to strengthen the creative economy to a crowd of over 500 arts advocates.

Jan 08, 2016

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) withdrew a misguided proposal, after receiving nearly 38,000 public comments—including joint comments signed by Americans for the Arts and 206 nonprofit organizations from across the sector.

The proposal would have permitted, but not required, charitable nonprofits to file a new, separate information return with the IRS by February 28 every year to “substantiate” contributions made to their organization of more than $250. 

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