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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
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations
House Full Appropriations Committee
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations
Senate Full Appropriations Committee
These committees have jurisdiction over the amount of funding provided to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education
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.
House Education Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
These committees have jurisdiction over education policy (including arts education programs) at the U.S. Department of Education.
House Committee on Ways and Means
The following committees have jurisdiction over all tax policies, including tax policies aimed at increasing giving to charitable organizations.
House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations
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.
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
These committees have jurisdiction over all legislative matters relating to regulation of communications issues.
The Arts Action Fund has created a factsheet for each state, full of data and examples about why the arts matter.
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