U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairmen have arrived at a final joint funding resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2007. This $463.5 billion spending bill will be on the House floor tomorrow.
The bill provides $2.3 billion in additional funding over FY 2006, including $1.17 billion for education. Unfortunately, none of the extra funding is directed at libraries. The Institute of Museum and Library Services will be level funded at FY 2006 levels for the remainder of FY 2007.
President Bush will release his FY 2008 budget request to Congress on Monday, February 5.