What: All Issues : Education, Humanities, & the Arts : HR 5093. Interior Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Increase Funding to the NEA and NEH to Underwrite the Work of Artists (2002 house Roll Call 310)
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HR 5093. Interior Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Increase Funding to the NEA and NEH to Underwrite the Work of Artists
house Roll Call 310     Jul 17, 2002
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Win

This amendment was part of a larger debate on funding the Interior Department, which mostly handles the administration of public lands. However, the bill to fund this department also provided funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), agencies created to underwrite the work of artists and scholars. Slaughter (D-NY) proposed an amendment to the Interior Department bill that added $10 million to the NEA and $5 million to the NEH by removing the money from the administrative expenses of other programs. Progressives supported the work of both agencies, so they favored the move. The amendment passed, 234-192.

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