Issues

The Alliance closely tracks several legislative and policy issues affecting museums—including funding for grant-making federal agencies, tax incentives for charitable giving and education policy. See the Issue Briefs (PDFs) and related information below for a detailed look at these priorities and how policymakers can advance them.

Issues at a Glance (PDF)

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Issue Brief

FY15 House OMS Funding Letter

FY14 House and Senate OMS Funding Letters

FY13 Senate OMS Funding Letter 

FY15 Senate OMS Funding Letter

Ford Bell Reacts to House Passage of FY13 Budget Resolution H.Con.Res.112
 

FY12 House OMS Funding Letter

FY15 House Labor-HHS-ED Testimony, Submitted by Don Wildman 

FY13 Testimony: Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee

Alliance Comments on IMLS Strategic Plan

FY14 House Labor-HHS-ED Testimony

FY13 Comments and Testimony: House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee

 

FY14 Senate Labor-HHS-ED Testimony 

FY13 House OMS Funding Letter

 

Charitable Giving

Issue Brief

Alliance Joins IS Letter in Support of IRA Rollover
Alliance Testimony on Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions

33 Senators Sign On to Letter to Protect Charitable Deduction Alliance Joins Statement to House Ways & Means Committee

Alliance, Hundreds of Museums Join Charitable Deduction Letter to Senators

Ford Bell's Testimony on Tax Exempt Organizations
Alliance Joins Letter to Senate Finance Committee

Alliance Joins Letter Opposing Limitations to Charitable Deduction

Alliance Joins Coalition Letter to the White House
Alliance Joins IS Letter Supporting Preserving the Charitable Deduction

Alliance Joins Coalition Letter to Senate Budget Committee


Museums and the Economy

Issue Brief

Elementary and Secondary Education

Issue Brief

CEF Responds to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's FY15 Budget Proposal

1,065 Organizations Support Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education FY15 Appropriations

December 2013 CEF Letter on Omnibus/Balanced Budget Act

October 2013 CEF Letter to Budget Conferees

Committee for Education Funding (CEF) FY14 Education Funding Letter

922 Organizations Support Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education FY14 Appropriations

National Endowment for the Humanities

Issue Brief

FY 2015 House Interior Testimony

November 2013 Letter on NEA/NEH Support

National Endowment for the Arts

Issue Brief

Arts Issue: The Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Provision Coalition Letter

STEM Education

Issue Brief

Alliance FY14 House Appropriations CJS Testimony by Jeff Rudolph (CSC)

Ford Bell's FY13 House Appropriations CJS Testimony

AAM Joins Letter of Support for Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Historic Preservation

Issue Brief

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Issue Brief

Ethics and Best Practices for Museums

Issue Brief

Other Issues 

Federal Funding & Sequestration NDD Letter (October 2013)
Georgia Archives Letter to Governor Deal (September 2012)

Capitol Hill Briefings

Health Care: Museums Do That?

The Alliance is pleased to announce a ground-breaking report on health-related programs at museums nationwide. A June 17, 2013 Capitol Hill briefing featured remarks from Cummer Museum and Gardens (Jacksonville, FL), Field Museum (Chicago, IL), Newark Museum (Newark, NJ), Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia, PA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors.