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2021 Congressional Arts Handbook
The Congressional Arts Handbook is compiled annually to support the work of participants at Arts Advocacy Day, organized by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by more than 85 national organizations, representing thousands of arts, culture, business, civic, and education organizations and individuals nationwide. Within this Handbook, you will find a plethora of resources including facts, figures, related legislation, research, talking points, and more to help inform you on the major policy issues we are working to positively impact.
2021 Congressional Ask Summary
This document provides a brief overview of the legislative priorities and congressional asks for each policy area for 2021. Additional asks and background on each topic can be found in the 2021 Congressional Arts Handbook.
Key Congressional Committees for Arts Policy
FIND OUT IF YOUR LEGISLATOR SERVES ON ONE OF THESE COMMITTEES THAT IMPACTS THE ARTS
117th Congressional Information
These committees have jurisdiction over the amount of funding provided to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
These committees have jurisdiction over the amount of funding provided to the Office of Museum Services, the U.S. Department of Education (arts education programs), Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
These committees have jurisdiction over education policy (including arts education programs) at the U.S. Department of Education.
These committees have jurisdiction over the amount of funding provided to the U.S. Department of State, including the Department’s Office of Citizen Exchanges and cultural diplomacy programs.
These committees have jurisdiction over all legislative matters relating to regulation of communications issues.
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