News Updates

charitable giving
The Charitable Giving Coalition hosted “Protect Giving Day” on which 200+ advocates from across the nonprofit sector came to Capitol Hill to ask Congress to preserve the charitable deduction as… Read more»
arts education
Senate HELP committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and fellow senators introduced early childhood education legislation on November 13 entitled the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013” (H.R. 3641). Read more»
wireless microphones, white space
In October, PAA and representatives from the NFL distributed to members of the House Energy and Commerce committee a letter addressed to the FCC. Read more»
national endowment for the arts
The House’s FY14 Interior Appropriations bill which sets the budget for the NEA was released in late July allotting only $75 million for the agency.  Read more»
wireless microphones, white space
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st IL) introduced to the House H.R. 2911, the Wireless Microphone Users Interference Protection Act of 2013, which would set in place certain protections for users of… Read more»
Monthly Advocacy Report
Since mid­July, arts and culture advocates have been focusing in on the FY14 Interior Appropriations bills which will set the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Read more»
wireless microphones, white space
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»
arts education
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»
arts education
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»
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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