News Updates

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PAA went to Capitol Hill for “Pardon the Interruption,” a forum on the need to protect broadcast and wireless microphones used in the performing arts and other sectors.  Read more»
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The House of Representatives approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) which would rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. As passed by the House, the Student Success Act will… Read more»
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The Senate Appropriations Committee moved forward a recommendation for $27 million in FY14 funding for the Arts in Education program at the U.S. Department of Education.  Read more»
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Monthly Advocacy Report
As early as this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will begin debating legislation to re­write the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the current version of which is known… Read more»
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On June 11, improvements to the U.S. visa process for international guest artists—called the Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) provision—were introduced in the Senate by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and… Read more»
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Recent Activity
The paper card issued to foreign working artists upon arrival to the U.S. is going electronic. U.S. Customs and Border protection has announced that beginning April 30 and throughout mid-May,… Read more»
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Monthly Advocacy Report
January 3, Washington, DC ­ The tax deal passed by Congress on Tuesday has encouraging but mixed results for charitable giving, and leaves much work to be done throughout the… Read more»
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For FY13, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee zeroed out funding the Arts in Education program. Read more»
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The U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee voted to cut NEA funding by $14 million for FY13 from the current funding level of $146 million.  Read more»
For FY13, the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee recommended funding the Arts in Education program at $26.5 million. Read more»
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