House passes Legislation Branch Appropriations

Friday afternoon, September 25th, H.R. 2918, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 passed the House. This bill provides funding for both the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office. It is hoped that it will quickly pass the Senate. We will update you as soon as we learn more.

Legislative Branch conference total: $4.656 billion for operations of the legislative branch, an increase of $155 million, or 3.5 percent, over the amounts appropriated for legislative branch agency operations in 2009.

Government Printing Office: $147 million, $6 million above 2009 and $19 million below the request, including $7 million to continue the development of GPO’s electronic system to improve access to U.S. government information.

Library of Congress: $643 million, $36 million above 2009 and $15 million below the request, including $15 million to fund the first year of the Library’s five year information technology initiative.

Government Printing/Binding 93,768,000
Superintendent of Documents 40,911,000
Revolving Fund 12,782,000
GPO Total 147,461,000

Library of Congress 439,801,000
Copyright Office 20,864,000
Congressional Research Service 112,490,000
Books for Blind and Handicapped 70,182,000
LC Total 643,337,000

About Jacob Roberts

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

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