On Tuesday, October 24, the U.S. Senate passed the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which contains funding for several library-related programs. The House passed a bill in July. Conferees will soon meet to reconcile the differences in the bills.
Urgent Action needed: The Senate-passed bill contains $171,500,000 for the Grants to State Library Agencies program within the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Please contact your Senators and Representative and tell them to support the Senate-passed funding level.
More information is available at the Legislative Action Center, including talking points and more detailed funding information.