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This Congressional Arts Report Card is created by the Arts Action Fund of Americans for the Arts and shows grades given to currently serving NJ members in the US House of Representatives for pro-arts votes on federal legislation:
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|Dist. (Party)||Last Name||Comments||Arts Personal Support||Arts Personal Experience||Increase NEA Funding||Implement ESSA||Protect tax deductions for artists donating work||Protect tax-deductible incentives for individual donors|
|1 (D)*||Norcross||▼||Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities||▼||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1 (R)||Dilks||▼||Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance,Children's Events/Activities||▼||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2 (D)||Van Drew||▼||Music, Theater, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities||▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼|
|5 (None)||Goetz||▼||Music, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities, Other||▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼||Yes|
|7 (D)||Malinowski||Music, Theater, Visual Arts||▼||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes ▼|
|8 (L)||Delaney||▼||Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Other||▼||No ▼||No ▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼|
|11 (D)||Sherrill||▼||Music, Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's/Family Events||▼||Undecided ▼||Undecided ▼||Yes ▼||Yes|
|12 (R)||Kipnis||▼||Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts||▼||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|12 (D)||Watson Coleman||▼||Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities||▼||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Senate (D)*||Menendez||Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities||▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼||Yes ▼|