2009 Advocacy Alerts

Sept. 16
Coburn Anti-Museum Amendment Defeated!
Sept. 15
Three Harmful Senate Amendments Offered; Votes Scheduled for Early Wednesday
Sept. 14
Senate Amendment Threatens Funding for Transportation Museums
Aug. 10
August District Work Period Now Underway
July 16
Legislative Updates: Charitable Giving Limitation Back on the Table
July 2
25 Members of Congress Sign Museum Letter
June 25
Has Your Representative Signed On to the Museum Letter in Congress?
June 19
Ask Congress to Join House Appropriations Letter Supporting Office of Museum Services
May 21
Legislative Updates: President Releases FY10 Budget Details
April 21
Legislative Updates: Ford Bell Testifies Before House Appropriations Subcommittee
March 13
Legislative Updates: Congress Finalizes FY09 Funding Levels
Feb. 13
Congress Completes Work on Economic Stimulus Bill; Museums Allowed to Compete For Funds
Feb. 10
House and Senate Set to Reconcile Differences in Economic Stimulus Bill; Urge Conferees to Delete Funding Ban on Museums, Zoos and Aquariums!
Feb. 6
Amendment Excluding Museums Passes Senate, 73-24; Tell Congress About Your Museum's Economic Impact!
Feb. 5
Call Your Senators Today! Senate Votes Against Vitter Amendment to Restrict Funds; Coburn Amendment May Still Be Considered
Feb. 4
Senate Amendment to Bar Museums From Any Economic Recovery Funds
Jan. 30
Legislative Updates: House Passes Economic Recovery Act with Zoo and Aquarium Exclusion; Senate Bill to Be Considered Next Week
Jan. 18 Tell Congress Today: Zoos and Aquariums are Living Museums!