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FW: New Speaker of House against arts funding

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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 17:05:43 -0800


FYI.
Jeanne
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NEW HOUSE SPEAKER OPPOSES FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ARTS
WASHINGTON, DC -- Dennis Hastert, (R-IL) New Speaker of the House of
Representatives, is opposed to any federal funding of the National Endowment
for the Arts, according to People for the American Way Foundation (PFAW) and
ARTS ON THE LINE. Arts on the Line reports that Representative Hastert was
Co-Sponsor of HR789 to end most royalties to Composers and songwriters. He
voted to end all funding to the NEA on July 10, 1997, and on July 21, 1998,
he voted against the NEA on the Johnson Amendment to restore funding.
According to PFAW, Hastert also favors Internet censorship. He has received
100 % ratings from the Christian Coalition, the National Rifle Association
and the National Right to Life and 0% ratings from the American Civil
Liberties Union and the American Association of University Women. The Human
Rights Campaign has given him a 0% scorecard rating for the 102d, 103d, and
104th Congresses.

Sources/resources:
ARTS ON THE LINE --
http://www.artslynx.org/aotl/
PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION --
http://www.pfaw.org/issues/right/rwwo/

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