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Critical action alert: public & school libraries need our help

Please call your congressperson’s Washington office today and ask him/her to sign onto two letters circulating around Congress. The first letter your member needs to sign urges the Appropriations Committee to appropriate $100 million to Improving Literacy Through Schools (ILTS) in FY2011. President Obama has consolidated ILTS with five other…

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President’s budget freezes library funding, omits school libraries from education increase

Contact: Jenni TerryPress OfficerALA Washington Office(202) 628-8410jterry@alawash.org For Immediate Release February 1, 2010 President’s budget freezes library funding, omits school libraries from education increase WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama today released his FY2011 Budget Proposal to Congress, calling for a freeze to federal library funding under the Library Services and…

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Congress clears legislation to fund Library Services and Technology Act

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office 202-628-8410 For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate passed omnibus legislation that included the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Sunday, clearing the bill for the President’s signature. The final version, which passed the House of Representatives a few days before, included…

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House passes omnibus bill including legislation to fund Library Services and Technology Act

With time running short before the end of the year, the leadership in Congress has chosen to wrap six of the remaining seven appropriations bills into an omnibus bill and get the FY2010 budget to the President before the Continuing Resolution (CR) runs out on December 18.  An omnibus bill…

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