"There are a lot of priorities that Americans are willing to see their tax dollars fund, but portraits of federal employees that cost tens of thousands of dollars aren’t among them." If the new Pope can go in & take away some of the "flash" from the Vatican to humble its people into doing a better "job".., there's no reason we can't follow suite. We're in the 21st century. There's no need for this to cost soo much or be needed like it was 100yrs ago. Things change. All things. Time. Money. Government. We are in some crisis right now. I don't think worrying about "painting spending" needs to be a big deal anymore. Nor does it count as "Art funding." Vote Yes to stop using working class money on something obsolete & easily afforded by wealth gov officials.