|Event||Role of the Arts in Creativity and Innovation|
|Date||Tuesday, March 13th, 2007|
|Location||Washington, DC, United States|
In his first public action on arts issues as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) hosted a hearing on the importance of investing in the arts in conjunction with Arts Advocacy Day, sponsored by Americans for the Arts. Rep. Dicks invited Americans for the Arts to organize witnesses to give official testimony. This subcommittee has specific jurisdiction for setting the budget levels of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wynton Marsalis gives his testimony to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee