Friday, February 27, 2009

Silver lining

Maybe letter-writing actually does help!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <senator@boxer.senate.gov>
Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Subject: Responding to your message
To: holly@amberpost.com

Dear Mrs. Harvey:

Thank you for writing to express your support for the inclusion of funding for the arts in H.R.1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. I appreciate hearing your views on this critical bill, which has passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.

H.R.1 will inject $787 billion into our economy through tax cuts and spending on projects to save and create jobs. It will make significant investments in vital infrastructure projects, give much-needed aid to our states, and help to create and save millions of American jobs.

The final legislation includes $50 million appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts. In turn, the NEA will fund arts projects and activities in order to preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector currently being threatened by a decline in philanthropic and other support during the economic downturn.

Again, thank you for writing to me on this important issue. Be assured that I will keep doing all I can to help get America's economy back on track. I will continue working with the Obama Administration and my Senate colleagues to enact legislation to stimulate growth, create jobs, and make American businesses more competitive in the global economy.


Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

Please visit my website at http://boxer.senate.gov
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