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Conferees Meet on Labor-HHS Bill

Today, conferees met to reconcile differences in the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (Labor-HHS) bill, which contains funding for several library-related programs.

In an effort to prevent a threatened veto by the President, conferees agreed to combine spending for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Labor-HHS bill. The combined bills would include $150.7 billion in discretionary spending for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and $64.7 for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

We will report on specific library program funding as soon as we have the information.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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