>Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 20:46:08 -0400 (EDT)
>Sub-Committee on Interior Appropriations Chair Ralph Regula (R-OH) bill
>allocated $10 million to NEA (down from $99.5 million 1997) for the sole
>purpose of "orderly closure" of the agency next year. A motion to strike specific >language designating the funds for "orderly closure" passed without objection; but >a second motion to restore $89.5 million to the NEA budget was rejected along party >lines by a vote of 6-5.
>The full committee on House Appropriations will convene on THURSDAY, JUNE
>26 for its mark-up hearing before reporting bill out to Rules Committee and
>A. If your Representative is a member of the full House Appropriations
>Committee, contact him/her immediately. Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121.
>Urge them to defeat any motion to add back language call for the use of
>funds to be for closure of NEA.
>Contact all US House of Representatives members BY MID-JULY.
>Express your outrage about the above action on NEA;
>urge them to stand up and speak out in support of NEA.
>Beth Mott, Executive Director, California Alliance for Arts Education