- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedApril 8th, 2019
- house Committees
The use of federal funds to put art in U.S. embassies and consulates is an unnecessary expense, especially in a time of ballooning federal debt. Rather than spending taxpayer money on art, the federal government should use loaner programs or something similar.
This bill would effectively kill the Art in Embassies program, which is an important soft power tool that’s helped the U.S. give citizens of other nations a valuable look into U.S. culture and art since 1963.