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Congressional Update

posted by admin — Nov 16, 2001

Partisan bickering is likely to be replaced with a concerted effort to quickly complete work on the appropriations bills in light of the recent terrorist attacks. Many of the controversial appropriations issues are likely to take a back seat, and spending bills could be consolidated under one large piece of legislation to expedite the process.

In other news, three senators who vehemently opposed national funding of artists and the arts-Jesse Helms (R-NC), Strom Thurmond (R-SC), and Phil Gramm (R-TX)-have announced their intention to retire from the U.S. Senate.

-Marta Teegen, CAA manager of governance, advocacy, and special projects