Category Archives: National Mall

Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

On October 23, 2018, President Trump appointed me to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for a four-year term. I was sworn into the Commission at its November 15, 2018 meeting. The Commission of Fine Arts is an independent federal agency consisting of seven presidential appointees who … Continue reading

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We Must Preserve the Founders’ Classical Vision for Our Nation’s Capital

Below is an essay I published in Public Discourse last month. It is an adaptation of the June 1, 2012 testimony I delivered before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands on “The Future of the … Continue reading

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