So we all know by now that the Senate passed this truly hateful amendment (voted for by amongst other Charles Schumer) that stripped arts funding out of the stimulus bill, along with a lot of other funding including zoos. It almost should've been called "How To Make Sure None Of The Stimulus Money Will Go To Enriching Or Bettering People's Lives Amendment" but wasn't. Anyway... Here's Americans for the Arts on what they're doing about it. It's a good start. I will also say that in Congress, nothing is a done deal and money left out of the stimulus bill could wind up in another bill down the line. I'm doubtful of that, for reasons that should be obvious. but this one amendment does not mean that the issue of arts funding is dead in this Congress. Far from it.