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JANUARY 19-OCTOBER 1, 1976

SENATE REPORTS

VOL. 1-6

MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS ON

PUBLIC BILLS, VI

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1976

No.

CONTENTS

914. Print additional copies, committee print, Court proceedings and actions of
vital interest to Congress, final report for 93d Congress, Dec. 1974.

915. Relations with Italy.

916. Fiscal 1977 allocations under sec. 302 (b) Congressional budget act.

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94TH CONGRESS 2d Session

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REPORT No. 94-880

ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
ACT OF 1976

MAY 14, 1976.-Ordered to be printed

Filed under authority of the order of the Senate of May 13, 1976

Mr. PELL, from the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 3440]

The Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, to which was referred legislation to amend and extend the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, to provide for the improvement of museum services, to provide for cultural challenge programs, an arts education program and an American Bicentennial Photography and Film Project, and for other purposes, reports an original bill, and recommends that the bill do pass.

PRINCIPAL FEATURES OF THE BILL

1. In Title I there is provision for specific funding for the State Humanities program, in accord with the funding levels applicable to the State Arts program. There is provision for more State involvement in the Humanities program than at present. Several options are provided so that States may have the opportunity of carrying out programs appropriate to their individual needs.

2. Title II provides added support for the nation's museums in funding areas which museum leaders have repeatedly testified are of particular importance.

3. Title III contains an Arts Challenge Program aimed at generating up to 3 non-federal dollars for every federal dollar invested, and aimed at improving long-range planning and development of arts organizations, so that they may have the opportunity of maximum growth and benefit to their communities.

4. Title IV authorizes the National Endowment for the Arts, with its considerable resources and experience, to develop demonstration

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