NEA Chair Nominee Approved by Senate Committee
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
May 14, 2014
This morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee met to consider the nomination of Dr. Jane Chu to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. We are pleased to report that Dr. Chu’s nomination was approved by voice vote. The senior Republican on the committee, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), spoke very favorably of her nomination in advance of the vote.
The HELP Committee will now forward Dr. Chu’s name for consideration by the full Senate. Predicting when the Senate might vote on her candidacy is difficult; the timing is at the discretion of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). NASAA will continue to monitor Dr. Chu’s nomination and alert you when a Senate vote is planned.