Friday, February 13, 2009

Art wins!

Just moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives approved their final version of the Economic Recovery bill by a vote of 246-183. The package DOES include $50 million in direct support for arts jobs through National Endowment for the Arts grants. The exclusionary Coburn Amendment language banning certain arts groups from receiving any other economic recovery funds has also been successfully removed. Tonight the Senate is scheduled to have their final vote, and President Obama plans to sign the bill on Monday - President's Day.

- a very happy Kari G.

1 comment:

Denis A. Baldwin said...

Hooray for us! This is a giant win if it passes.