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Legislative Vicotries in the House of Representatives!

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House Restores NEA FY15 Budget 

On July 15, the full House Appropriations Committee restored the NEA’s FY15 budget to $146 million! This represents level funding from FY14. Just a week earlier, on July 9, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies recommended an $8 million cut ($138 million) to the NEA for FY15.

The NEA's budget has experienced a rollercoaster ride over the last few appropriations seasons, and while level funding is a victory, PAA continues to advocate for $155 million for the agency. This bill now moves to the full House for approval. Stay tuned for updates on the rest of the appropriations process and opportunities for action. 
 

 IRA Rollover Reinstated & Made Permanent

On July 17, the full House passed legislation (H.R. 4719) that would reinstate and make permanent the IRA charitable rollover! This legislation also makes April 15 the new deadline for making charitable contributions that can be included on the previous year’s tax return. The final vote was 277-130.

PAA has been actively working with colleagues from across the charitable sector on this issue, visiting lawmakers to urge them to reinstate this provision. Many of you have contacted your representatives with stories of how your organizations have benefitted from this important provision. Next, the Senate will consider this legislation. 


 Thank you for your advocacy and for speaking up for the nonprofit arts! Stay tuned as we follow the NEA budget and the IRA rollover through the rest of the Congressional appropriations process. Join our mailing list for updates, and visit PAA's NEA and Charitable Giving Issue Centers for news.

 


July 2014 Advocacy Report

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Get the latest update on PAA policy issues including the IRA charitable rollover, Net Neutrality, White Space, and more.

 

 


 

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