H.R. 5448, John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2014

H.R. 5448

John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2014

Date
November 19, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 5448, the John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2014.  H.R. 5448 was introduced on September 11, 2014 by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 5448 reauthorizes appropriations for maintenance, repairs, security, and capital projects at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Background

Opened in 1971, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts provides a “variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multimedia performances for all ages.”[1]  It is also home to the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera.

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[1] http://www.kennedy-center.org/about/welcome.html

Cost

According to CBO estimates, this legislation would authorize appropriations totaling $190 million for FY 2015-2019.  Assuming appropriation of the specified amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5448 would cost $170 million over the 2015-2019 period.  This legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.