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President submits budget request to Congress

President Obama sent to Congress yesterday his $4.23 trillion dollar FY17 budget request, which was greeted with uniform skepticism among many Republicans. This will be the President’s final budget to Congress before he leaves office. Proponents for library funding are disappointed in the decreased funding request for the Library Services…

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Government shutdown on hold for now

A Friday government shutdown was averted as Congress today approved a five-day funding bill that will keep the government open through next Wednesday. The President is expected to sign the short-term Continuing Resolution (CR). Congress remains mired in negotiations over a final omnibus spending bill to keep the government open…

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ALA to testify in support of library funding at U.S. House LHHS hearing

Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office, will advocate for federal library funding at an appropriations hearing before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. The hearing will take place on April 29, 2015, from 8:30 to 11:00…

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Time is running out for LSTA and IAL – act now!

Millions in federal funding for libraries is currently hanging in the balance. In order to saving library funding from the chopping block – particularly the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) programs —library supporters need to contact offices of their Representative and Senator and ask…

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