Conferees Meet on Labor-HHS Bill

Today, conferees met to reconcile differences in the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (Labor-HHS) bill, which contains funding for several library-related programs.

In an effort to prevent a threatened veto by the President, conferees agreed to combine spending for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Labor-HHS bill. The combined bills would include $150.7 billion in discretionary spending for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and $64.7 for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

We will report on specific library program funding as soon as we have the information.

About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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