You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NEA funding threatened

House panel votes to cut off coin

WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency.

Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal budget debate, which regularly stretches through October, the arts agency’s money will be restored.

“We’ve known for some time that the House leadership planned yet another attempt to target the Endowment, but strong bipartisan support for this agency in Congress and around the country will win out,” Ivey said.

On a voice vote, the House subcommittee responsible for setting the NEA’s budget voted to eliminate the agency’s funding. After a contentious battle last year, the House and the Senate agreed to a $98 million budget for the NEA.

Also Thursday, the same subcommittee rejected a proposal by Rep. Sidney Yates (D-Ill.) to increase the agency’s budget to $110 million. The Clinton administration has recommended pegging NEA funding at $136 million.

More Biz

  • A woman walks by an electronic

    China Woes Hit Shares of Japanese Games Developers

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

  • Reese Witherspoon

    CAA Sets Rare Public Event With Reese Witherspoon, Jenny Han Among Attendees

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

  • Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives

    Judge Allows Harvey Weinstein Sex Trafficking Suit to Proceed

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

  • R. Kelly

    R. Kelly to Perform at MSG’s Hulu Theater in New York Next Month

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

  • Brian Speiser APA

    APA Alternative Agent Brian Speiser Promoted to Partner at APA

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

  • Live Nation Names Amy Marks EVP,

    Live Nation Names Amy Marks Exec VP, Head of Integrated Marketing

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

  • Kukai

    Tencent Unit Buys New Classics Media for $2.25 Billion

    WASHINGTON — Just one day after being sworn in as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, William Ivey was greeted Thursday on Capitol Hill with a vote by a House subcommittee to eliminate funding for the arts agency. Despite the vote, Ivey remained confident that by the end of the federal […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content