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Category: Library Advocacy

After 20 years, House hearing focuses on depository libraries

On September 26, Congress’ Committee on House Administration held a hearing to discuss the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) – the first such hearing in 20 years. The hearing was part of the committee’s initiative to examine Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which is the basis for the FDLP…

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Senate boosts funding for IMLS, LSTA thanks to ALA grassroots

Congress delivered good news for library funding after returning from its August recess this week. Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an increase of $4 million in funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), all of which would go to the formula-based Grants to States program. Following…

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FCC extends Net Neutrality public comment period to August 30

On Friday, the FCC announced it would extend the public comment period on its proposal to roll back a 2015 order protecting net neutrality for an additional two weeks. This phase of the process is supposed to allow for “replies” to arguments raised by other commenters. With close to 20…

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