NASAA provides national representation for state arts agencies, ensuring that their policy and resource interests have a persuasive voice in Washington. Federal updates, alerts and issue briefs keep NASAA members up to date and inform their ongoing contacts in Congress. NASAA's policy paper, Advancing America's Creativity: An Agenda for Leadership in Support of the Arts and Cultural Activities guides our advocacy and policy positions in dialogue with the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, with our colleagues in the cultural community, and with other audiences.

Receive regular Legislative Alerts: contact NASAA Communications Manager Sue Struve.

Legislative Alerts / Legislative Updates

November 4, 2015: Will Budget Deal Affect NEA Funding?

October 30, 2015: Legislative Alert: Congress, President Agree on Budget Bill; Spending Set for Two Years

September 30, 2015: Congress Passes CR to Fund Government for 10 Weeks

September 14, 2015: Congress Faces Tight Deadlines

August 13, 2015: While Congress Is Out, Reach Out

July 17, 2015: Senate Passes Education Reform Legislation, House Interior Bill Remains Stalled

July 8, 2015: House Passes Education Reform Legislation

July 6, 2015: House and Senate Consider Arts Legislation This Week

June 18, 2015: NEA Appropriations Bills Advance, Negative Amendment Possible

June 9, 2015: NEA Draft Budget Released, Hearing Wednesday

April 14, 2015: Senate Committee Holds Hearing Today on Education Reform Bill

March 24, 2015: House Letter Supports Increase in NEA Funding

March 23, 2015: Advocate for Federal Arts Funding

March 18, 2015: SAAs & NASAA Urge Support for NEA at House Hearing

February 2, 2015: President's FY2016 Budget Recommends Modest NEA Increase





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