Yesterday the U.S. House passed their bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It passed by a very close vote (217 to 213).
The legislation now heads to the U.S. Senate. If this legislation passes as it is now written, it will have a very negative impact...Read more →
New amendment to the GOP health care bill attracts more votes but doesn’t fix problems. Take Action Now!
(via Health Care for All)
Wie won’t stand by as House Republicans continue to threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving populations across the U.S. without coverage.
As they rush to vote to repeal the...Read more →
Good news from the Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts reports that not only did Congress reach a bipartisan agreement to fund government agencies through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, but that no arts and culture agencies or programs received cuts, with some receiving increases!
Please note that...Read more →
Thanks to all for making your voices heard!
House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695). This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob...Read more →
(Boston, MA) – The state House of Representatives approved a budget yesterday that would cut funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council by nearly $2 million for the coming fiscal year.
The House budget plan would fund Mass Cultural Council...Read more →
The House FY18 Budget debate has now ended.
The remaining two amendments/line items MALC is following were grouped into the category: Labor and Economic Development and were bundled/voted on in-Consolidated “I”*
Representative Cory Atkins filed the following amendments for the tourism and the Massachusetts Cultural Council:
Amendment #6 for line item 0640-0300 for the Massachusetts Cultural Council...Read more →
(This post was updated at 3pm April 25th)
MALC is actively following the House Budget Debate and tracking the progress of several amendments.
You can track amendments via this link:
Watch budget debate in person at the State House or via the web (note you can watch the debates from yesterday’s...Read more →
(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)
Artists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!
Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule’s Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there...Read more →