Tag Archives: Raul Grijalva

WILL Act Reintroduced in House

Last week, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) reintroduced H.R. 113, the Workforce Investment through Local Libraries (WILL) Act for the new 113th Congress.  This legislation proposes including libraries in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and is co-sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2). H.R. 113, is the exact same WILL Act bill that was introduced in the ... Read More »

Bi-partisan letters sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking for funding for libraries.

Recently, two “Dear Colleague” letters were sent to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.  One of these letters (pdf), that was sponsored by Representatives  Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) and included 45 other signatures from Members of Congress asked for the committee to fund LSTA at $184.7 million in FY 2013.  Likewise, another letter (pdf) was sent to the ... Read More »

U.S. House Introduces SKILLS Act

On January 17, U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ, 7th), along with Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ, 12th) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA, 6th) introduced the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLS) Act. The SKILLS Act, numbered H.R. 3776 in the House, is a companion bill of S. 1328 that was introduced in the Senate by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and ... Read More »