You may have heard reports today that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was a done deal. Today, the Senate announced that they had reached an agreement, but no Representatives from the U.S. House of Representatives were there for the press conference. In fact, Speaker Pelosi has indicated that no deal has been reached at this point in time. Then, news reports said that a deal has been reached and that a vote may happen as early as tomorrow. Please keep those calls going into Congress until the vote actually happens.
We don’t know what is in the bill yet, which is why it is crucial to stay tuned to the District Dispatch — we will provide you with up to the minute updates about everything that is happening inside the beltway.
Government Relations Specialist
American Library Association – Washington Office