Appropriations subcommittee leaders receive letters from Congressional members urging support for library programs

This week in the House of Representatives, two letters were sent to the Chairman Denny Rehberg and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee requesting support in the FY2012 budget for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Improving Literacy Through School Libraries.

These letters requested that the subcommittee appropriate $232 million for LSTA and FY2012 and $19.1 million for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries.

Below are the lists of representatives who signed on to each letter.

LSTA – 29
Raul M. Grijalva — Arizona, 7th
Rush Holt — New Jersey, 12th
Eddie Bernice Johnson — Texas, 30th
Gregorio Sablan — Northern Marian Islands, at large
Mazie Hirono — Hawaii, 2nd
Gary Peters — Michigan, 9th
David Loebasck — Iowa, 2nd
Ed Perlmutter — Colorado, 7th
David Wu — Oregon, 1st
Gwen Moore — Wisconsin, 4th
Steven Rothman — New Jersey, 9th
Maurice Hinchey — New York, 22nd
Earl Blumenauer — Oregon, 3rd
Linda Sanchez — California, 39th
Bob Filner — California, 51st
Dennis Kucinich — Ohio, 10th
John Yarmuth — Kentucky, 3rd
Jerry McNerney — California, 11th
Steve Cohen — Tennessee, 9th
Ben Ray Lujan — New Mexico, 3rd
David Cicilline — Rhode Island, 1st
Andre Carson — Indiana, 7th
Peter Welch — Vermont, at large
Lynn Woolsey — California, 7th
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger — Maryland, 2nd
Ted Deutch — Florida, 19th
James McGovern — Massachusetts, 3rd
Adam Schiff — California, 29th
Bill Pascrell — New Jersey, 8th

Improving Literacy Through School Libraries – 21
Raul M. Grijalva — Arizona, 7th
Rush Holt — New Jersey, 12th
Eddie Bernice Johnson — Texas, 30th
Mazie Hirono — Hawaii, 2nd
Gregorio Sablan — Northern Marian Islands, at large
David Loebasck — Iowa, 2nd
David Wu — Oregon, 1st
Jared Polis – Colorado, 2nd
Bob Filner — California, 51st
Dennis Kucinich — Ohio, 10th
John Yarmuth — Kentucky, 3rd
Mike Capuano – Massachusetts, 8th
Ben Ray Lujan — New Mexico, 3rd
David Cicilline — Rhode Island, 1st
Andre Carson — Indiana, 7th
Chris Van Hollen — Maryland, 8th
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger — Maryland, 2nd
James McGovern — Massachusetts, 3rd
Bill Pascrell — New Jersey, 8th
Bruce Braley — Iowa, 1st

In the coming weeks the Washington Office will need help from advocates in securing member signatures to letter that will circulate in the Senate.  Please stay tuned for further details.

About Jenni Terry

Jenni Terry was a press officer with the Washington Office.

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