Arts and Humanities
I value the contributions the arts have made to communities across our country. Museums, libraries and local arts programs such as Arts Clayton serve as a valuable resource to local communities spurring local tourism and contributing to the cultural fabric of our nation. I am a proud sponsor of the 13th Congressional District’s Annual Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. Each year, I am honored to present scholarships to the top winners of the competition. The first place winner is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, DC, and see the art piece hang in the U.S. Capitol. In recognition of the artists, musicians, archivists and historians, I remain committed to funding for the arts and humanities for my constituents by ensuring that government programs like the National Endowment for the Arts are fully funded. I also support the continued funding of the Office of Museum and Library Services which provides free educational programming for schools across the state of Georgia.