Lady Gaga named co-chair of Biden Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Lady Gaga is a woman of many talents. She’s a Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer, an actress, a philanthropist — and now she’s bringing her talents to the White House.
The White House announced On Thursday, President Joe Biden will appoint 37-year-old Lady Gaga as co-chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, along with Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen.
Committee members include John Baptiste, Constance M. Carroll, George Clooney, Philip J. Deloria, M. Angelica Garcia, Jennifer Garner, Nora Halpern, Steve Israel, Marta Kaufman, Ricky Kirshner, Troy Kotsur, Katie McGrath, Laura Penn, Amanda Phingbodhipkia, Arnold Rampersad, Shonda Rhimes, Kimberly Richter Shirley, Horacio Sierra, Anna Devere Smith, Joe Walsh, Kerry Washington and Pauline Yu.
“Welcome to the newly appointed members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, led by @BruceCohen83 and @ladygaga!” The official committee Twitter account posted. “We look forward to partnering to positively impact the work of the arts, libraries, museums and humanities across the country.”
Gaga retweeted the news and replied“Thank you @POTUS @PCAHgov.”
PCAH was established by executive order during the Ronald Reagan administration in 1982 to “advise the President on cultural policy” and to direct the President to “policy, philanthropy and private sector involvement and federal support for the arts, humanities and museums.” Other efforts to increase library services were advised,” according to the release.
Obama-era members of the committee resigned in 2017 after former President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville riots, and Trump did not renew his mandate to keep the committee. Biden revived the committee by executive order in September.
Lady Gaga has several ties to Biden, including performing at his inauguration and traveling with him to support the “It’s On Us” initiative addressing campus sexual harassment.