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NEA and IMLS Announce More Than $1.5 Million in Big Read Grants for the First Half of 2008

Washington, DC-The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today continued its drive toward making the Big Read the largest federal reading program in U.S. history. The NEA announced that it will award grants totaling $1,598,800 to 127 libraries, municipalities, and arts, culture, higher education, and science organizations to host Big…

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Contact Your Representative and Urge Him/Her to Vote in Favor of Overriding the President’s Labor-HHS Veto

On Tuesday, November 13, President Bush vetoed the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations (Labor-HHS) bill. This bill included funding levels that are critical to the health of this country’s libraries. Libraries of all kinds need money. The amount of funding that a…

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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…

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