Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
National Endowment for the Arts
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week voted 17 to 0 to approve the nomination of Jane Alexander to be chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities held a hearing on the proposed "safe-schools act'' and violence-prevention techniques. Deputy Secretary of Education Madeleine M. Kunin testified.
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last week on President Clinton's nomination of Mary Jo Bane to be assistant secretary for family support in the Department of Health and Human Services.