Impact of Federal Elections on the Arts11.29.2008
After a historic campaign season that saw Sen. Barack Obama defeat Sen. John McCain in the race for president of the United States, Democrats will have the majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate starting with the 111th Session of Congress.
Democrats now enjoy a 255?175 edge in the House, with five races still without a declared winner as of this writing. In the Senate, Democrats currently hold a 58?40 advantage, as two races are still undetermined. Both the Senate Cultural Caucus and the Congressional Arts Caucus will see considerable changes.
Learn more about the changes in Washington by following Americans for the Arts Action Fund's complete coverage of the federal elections and its impact on the arts in both legislative chambers, including the incoming administration's comprehensive plans for arts and arts education.
For more information, email Associate Director of Federal Affairs Gladstone Payton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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