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House passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill with provisions for school libraries, Senate expected to do the same tomorrow

This afternoon the House passed the Conference Report for an Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which included funds for school libraries.  Thanks to Senator Jack Reed, when the Administration zeroed out Improving Literacy Through School Libraries, Senator Reed had funding included in the Appropriations Bill for Literacy, including a competitive Grant Program for school libraries.

Thanks to all the school library supporters who called their Representatives over the past two months, the House kept Senator Reed’s program in the Bill which now goes to the Senate.  They are expected to pass it on Saturday.

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

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