[Libs-Or] Call Your Senator Today!
wyma at newportlibrary.org
Thu Sep 4 10:24:52 PDT 2003
This is an amendment to S-1356 the FY 2004 Labor, Health and Human
Services Appropriations. Wyma
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ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
Volume 12, Number 78
September 3, 2003
In This Issue: Call your Senators Today!
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has submitted his amendment for libraries to
the Appropriations Committee leadership. The amendment will need 60
votes to pass
CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY. Capitol Switchboard number is 202-224-3121.
Reed's amendment will:
1. Fully fund the new formula for LSTA, increasing the amount of
going to EVERY STATE by $340,000.
2. Replace the funds for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians in
3. Bring funding for school libraries to the President's request of
$27.5 million for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
In FY03, the Department of Education received over 800 applications
from school districts for school library grants, they will have the
resources for only about 70 grants! This program NEEDS MORE MONEY
Call your Senator's Washington office today and tell them to vote for
Reed's library amendment to the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations
bill. Thank you in advance for your help.
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