Last week the House of Representatives passed the budget resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, following passage in the U.S. Senate. Now, Congress is working to develop a budget reconciliation package that may provide up to $3.5 trillion in new federal spending. Congressional committees must submit legislation that determines the distribution of this funding no later than September 15th. Congress is expected to move quickly. The American Library Association Public Policy and Advocacy Team are asking the library community to send a message to their Congressmembers and urge them to include this funding for libraries in the budget reconciliation package to ensure the funding outlined in the Build America’s Libraries Act is included in this package.
To see other ways, you can advocate and spread the word during this crucial time visit https://www.ala.org/advocacy/buildlibraries