February 16, 2011
From: Thomas L. Birch, Legislative Counsel
URGENT—Take Action: Oppose Amendments to Further Cuts, Elimination of NEA 2011 Funding
The House of Representatives today and tomorrow is debating the continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. The bill on the House floor already reduces appropriations for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from the current level of $167.5 million to $145 million. As we expected, two amendments have been introduced aimed at doing further damage.
Thanks to all of you who have been calling and writing your members of Congress to oppose these amendments. Please continue to take action. Contact your representatives in the House today and urge them to:
You may contact your senators and representatives by e-mail at http://www3.capwiz.com/mygov/dbq/officials/, or through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. These are the key points to make in your communications with your legislators: