[AAACE-NLA] Support Library Funding: Contact Your Representatives!
djrosen at comcast.net
Mon Nov 8 04:43:07 EST 2004
The message below is cross-posted from Library-Lit. Note the update
about Congressional Action on FY 05 budget before Thanksgiving.
David J. Rosen
Adult Literacy Advocate
djrosen at comcast.net
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Dale Lipschultz" <dlipschu at ala.org>
> Date: Thu Nov 4, 2004 1:56:21 PM US/Eastern
> To: Adult Literacy Library Initiatives <library-lit at ala.org>
> Subject: [LIBRARY-LIT:3061] Fwd: [ALA-WO:59] Support Library Funding:
> Contact Your Representatives!
> Reply-To: library-lit at ala.org
> Dale Lipschultz
> Literacy Officer, Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
> American Library Association
> 50 East Huron St.
> Chicago, IL 60611
> Phone: 800-545-2433, ext. 3275
> Fax: 312-280-3256
> Build Literacy @ Your Library
>>>> "ALAWASH E-MAIL" <ALAWASH at alawash.org> 11/4/2004 12:48:31 PM >>>
> ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
> Volume 13, Number 88
> November 4, 2004
> In This Issue:
> ACTION NEEDED: Contact your Members of Congress immediately and ask
> them to support $223.56 million for Library Services and Technology
> Act (LSTA) programs at the Institute for Museum and Library Services
> (IMLS) and $22.842 million for the Improving Literary Through School
> Libraries program.
> In This Issue:
> CONGRESS PLANS TO FINISH FY05 SPENDING BILLS BEFORE THANKSGIVING
> House and Senate Republican leaders, following Tuesday's sweeping
> Republican victories in the White House and Congress, plan to make
> quick work of the planned lame-duck session so they can start with a
> slate and newly invigorated majorities when the 109th Congress begins
> in January.
> Republican leaders will press for swift agreement on FY05
> appropriations bills soon after Election Day, with an eye toward
> adjournment by Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). That could make for a long
> legislative week when lawmakers return on Nov. 16, with nine of 13
> spending bills and a must-pass increase in the statutory debt limit
> left to tackle. While Senate Majority Leader Frist and Senate
> Appropriations Chairman Stevens have made clear their preference for
> completing work before Thanksgiving, they will have to overcome $8
> in differences between Senate and House spending levels.
> Congress must keep the government funded by either passing an omnibus
> spending bill or a continuing resolution, known as a CR, that would
> punt the issue until the next Congress.
> ALA is urging its members to contact their Members in support of the
> funding levels approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee for
> LSTA and the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program. ALA
> is also urging for increased funding for the Title V education program,
> the Government Printing Office, the National Agriculture Library, and
> other library related programs.
> Visit ALA's website for more information and talking points on these
> critical programs:
> You may call your Senators TOLL-FREE at 1-800-839-5276. Or identify
> and send your Member of Congress a letter through the legislative
> center at: <http://capwiz.com/ala/home/>
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