Tag Archives: appropriations

President submits budget request to Congress

President Obama submitted his Fiscal 2017 budget to Congress this week.

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 and Technology Act (LSTA) of over $500,000. A more severe ... Read More »

Government shutdown on hold for now

Congressional negotiators will be burning the midnight oils over the weekend to craft a final bill.

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 for the remainder of the Fiscal Year. Congressional negotiators will ... Read More »

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

Linda Lord Testifying at July 2013 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 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2358C. During ... Read More »

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

Hourglass running out of sand

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 them to show support for continued library funding by signing ... Read More »

Defend library funding: the time is now!

Barrels of money

Are you letting the opportunity to defend library and literacy funding slip by? Are you expecting others to call on Congress to fund our vital programs? Now is the time for ALA members to make the case for continued funding of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Strong support at the beginning of ... Read More »