Reps call for aid for nonprofit museums hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

Several New York representatives called for a boost to the nonprofit museum industry as its funding streams dry up and its doors remained closed.

New York state representatives including Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sent a request to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Saturday for “at least” $4 billion in federal assistance to be included for the nonprofit museum industry in the next coronavirus recovery package.

“These cultural institutions show the world and all Americans that we value the arts and the humanities and that we know there is worth in showcasing creativity and learning from our past as we build toward our future,” Maloney said. “We must do all we can to save these remarkable institutions.” 

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