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Biden Appoints Lady Gaga As Cochair Of Commission

Biden Appoints Lady Gaga As Cochair Of Commission

Grammy winner. Oscar winner. And now presidential appointee. 

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he was appointing Lady Gaga to serve as cochair for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

The committee, which was founded in 1982 under former president Ronald Reagan, advises the president and other top officials on cultural policy.

Per the White House, the committee is composed of members that include “prominent artists, scholars, and philanthropists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to the arts and humanities.”

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The committee had been dormant since all previous members resigned in 2017 in protest against former president Donald Trump’s reaction to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Biden signed an executive order in September to relaunch the committee, which is part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

David Mack

Published: 2023-04-14 20:25:07

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