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An appropriations update from the field

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

After almost a week of activity around ALA’s intensive appropriations campaign and less than a week until the House “Dear Appropriator” letter deadline, we wanted to check in and let you know how things are going. As you may remember, this campaign is part of our annual push to get as many Members of Congress to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters ... Read More »

House library champions release FY18 “Dear Appropriator” letters

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Your limited-time-only chance to ask for your House Member’s backing for LSTA and IAL begins now. Where does your Representative stand on supporting FY 2018 library funding? Against the backdrop of the President’s proposal last week to eliminate the Institute for Museum and Library Services and virtually all other library funding sources, their answer this year is more important than ... Read More »

President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

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This morning, President Trump released his budget proposal for FY2018. The Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS) is included in the list of independent agencies whose budgets the proposal recommends eliminating. Library funding that comes through other sources such as the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and the National Endowment for the Humanities is also affected. Just how ... Read More »

Appropriations season is under way

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Congress failed to close the books on the FY 2017 appropriations by October 1 of last year so it was forced to pass a temporary funding measure called a Continuing Resolution, or “CR.” That stopgap measure kept the government running until November 18. Just before that deadline, they passed a second CR, which is set to expire on April 28, ... Read More »

Appropriations bills await Congress post-election

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Be honest. With the elections next week did you think it was almost safe to ignore Washington politics until next year? Well, here are more than 200 million reasons to convince you otherwise: LSTA, IAL and Title IV funding. Here is why you should care: after nearly a year of work on 12 appropriations bills, Congress has finished a total ... Read More »