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H.R. 278 (117th): No Taxpayer-Funded Art in Embassies Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 278

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit the use of United States Government funds for art in United States embassies and consulates, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Taxpayer-Funded Art in Embassies Act.

2.

Prohibition

(a)

In general

No funds are authorized to be appropriated, and the Secretary of State may not obligate or expend any funds, for the purchase, installation, insurance, or transport of any art for the purposes of installation or display in any embassy, consulate, or other foreign mission of the United States.

(b)

Definition

In this section, the term art includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, industrial design, and craft art.