Dec 05, 2012

12-05-2012: Americans for the Arts joined over 250 coalition members representing the diversity of the charitable sector in asking Members of Congress and President Obama to preserve the charitable deduction by meeting with congressional leaders on "Preserve Giving–DC" Day.

Nov 20, 2012

11-20-2012: Rocco Landesman announced he will retire as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Read the statement from Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch.

Sep 25, 2012

09-25-2012: The U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee released its draft FY 2013 funding legislation, which includes $154.255 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sep 22, 2012

09-22-2012: Congress avoids a government shutdown by agreeing to a stopgap funding measure called a Continuing Resolution that would keep the government running until March 27. The measure basically keeps most agencies and programs operating at their previous year's funding levels until a final funding agreement can be reached. 

Jul 18, 2012

07-18-2012: The U.S. House subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Education passed their FY 2013 appropriations bill and proposed termination of the Arts in Education program as they have in previous years.

Jun 28, 2012

06-28-2012: Congress agrees to a two-year reauthorization of federal transportation programs, including revised language impacting surface transportation projects that have supported public art, design, historic preservation, museums, and landscaping since 1991.

Jun 15, 2012

06-15-2012: The Senate Appropriations Committee approves the FY 2013 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill, which includes $26.5 million for the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education.

May 10, 2012

05-10-2012: U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Secretary for the Interior released the U.S. “National Travel & Tourism Strategy” as developed through the Task Force on Travel & Competitiveness.

Apr 02, 2012

04-02-2012: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released updated numbers from its Fast Response Survey System about K-12 arts education.

Mar 26, 2012

03-26-2012: Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch and award-winning actor Stanley Tucci testified at a public witness hearing before the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee in support of the NEA increase and on behalf of federal cultural funding.