Arts & Humanities
A vibrant arts sector is a vital part of our communities in Minnesota’s Fourth District. Federal investments in the arts and humanities improve education for our children, offer important opportunities for our veterans, create jobs, foster economic growth, and improve our quality of life.
At the annual rate of just one dollar per taxpayer, federal support for the arts and humanities is a fantastic return on our investment. I strongly support robust federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and will strongly oppose any attempts to cut or defund these vital cultural institutions.
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The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 15, at 2pm ET/1pm CT. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies, including the Indian Health Service.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced the winners of her 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Aishat Adedayo of Northfield High School took first place for her artwork, “Untitled Portrait.” Ntxhaisnag Khang, also of North High School, finished in second place with “Baby’s Tears,” while Anna Muellner of Woodbury High School finished third with “Writer’s Block.” The winning and runner-up entries can be viewed here.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum today invited high school students in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Submissions are due Monday, April 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. CT.
Today Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) introduced the Keep Community Service Local Act, which would prevent the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) from closing state or territory offices without approval from Congress. CNCS is the federal agency responsible for overseeing AmeriCorps VISTA and many Senior Corps programs.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Lead Democrat of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, which provided $166 million in fiscal year 2018 for the operation of the National Gallery of Art, released the following statement on the selection of Kaywin Feldman of the Minneapolis Institute of Art as the institution’s incoming director:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), the Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the House approved the FY2019 Interior-Environment appropriations bill:
Today, House Republicans passed an Interior-Environment appropriations bill that fails the American people. This bill cuts environmental protections; removes safeguards for our air, water, and endangered species; and allows rampant corruption at the Executive Branch to go unchecked.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced the winners of her 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Catherine Jackson of Roseville Area High School took first place for her artwork entitled "Old Habits." Kaocheneng Yang of North High School finished in second place, while Nhu Nguyen of Roseville Area High School finished third. The winning and runner-up entries can be viewed here.