Tag Archives: LSTA

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 a slight increase for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) ... Read More »

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 is when Congress will attach multiple, unfinished appropriations bills together ... Read More »

Washington Office Events at 2009 Midwinter Meeting

The ALA Washington Office is set to host several events at the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. With a new presidential administration and Congress arriving in Washington, many new opportunities and challenges face the library community. A broad scope of exciting and dynamic issues will be addressed during these sessions, representing the diversity of the Washington Office’s interests and ... Read More »