Tag Archives: budget

ALA springs to defense of IMLS


The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was flagged this week as a possible program to “zero out” in the proposed House of Representative’s Concurrent Resolution on the Budget. Both the House and Senate are considering such Resolutions this week, although only the House’s plan suggests eliminating funding for IMLS. In a press release issued just hours after the ... Read More »

Maureen Sullivan: President Obama’s Budget Gives Libraries $2 Million Boost

Today, President Barack Obama released the budget for the 2014 fiscal year, allocating $177 million for assistance to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). In response to President Obama’s 2014 budget request, American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan released the following statement today: “We congratulate President Obama for supporting our nation’s libraries and the work they ... Read More »

American Library Association: LSTA level-funded in President’s FY2013 budget request

American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s 2013 budget request: “Libraries contribute in significant ways to support the economic recovery of their local communities. The President’s proposal for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) demonstrates the administration’s recognition that libraries are part of the solution for our economic recovery. LSTA helps job-seekers ... Read More »

Tomorrow’s vote ends one tough budget debate as FY2012 debate heats up

Everyone who has followed the news coming from Washington as Congress has wrestled over a spending agreement for FY2011 knows that the bill to be voted on tomorrow (Thursday, April 14) is the product of many behind-closed-doors deal-making and compromising dating back to February 2010.  Under the threat of a government shutdown late last Friday night, Congress pulled together a ... Read More »

Congress finally releases FY’11 budget

This morning Congress released their FY’11 budget that will fund the federal government through September.  ALA’s Office of Government Relations is currently going through the legislation and will provide further information shortly.  Thank you for your patience. Jeff Kratz Assistant Director, OGR Read More »