[Libs-Or] INFORMATION: Congress Passes FY 2012 Budget

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 13:05:14 PST 2011

Passes FY 2012 Budget<http://www.districtdispatch.org/2011/12/congress-passes-fy-2012-budget/>
Posted on December 19,
by TWegner <http://www.districtdispatch.org/author/twegner/>|

President Obama is expected to sign into law a $915 billion budget bill for
FY 2012 sometime today. This massive budget bill, that was passed by the
House with a 296-121 vote on Friday and cleared the Senate on Saturday with
a 67-32 vote, will be the year-long spending for the Military
Construction-VA, Defense, Energy-Water, Financial Services, Homeland
Security, Interior-Environment, Labor-HHS-Education, Legislative Branch and
State-Foreign Operations. A FY ’12 budget bill had previously been passed
for Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, and Transportation last month.
This most recently passed FY’12 budget bill contains many library programs
including money for school libraries, Library Services and Technology Act
(LSTA), and the Government Printing Office (GPO).

After Congress zeroed out funding to Improving Literacy Through School
Libraries for FY 2011, both the Senate and House recognized in FY ’12 that
they cut the primary source of federal funding to school libraries. In the
new federal budget, congress appropriated *$28.6 million* for literacy. A
minimum of half, or $14.3 million must go to low income school libraries
while the rest of the money will go to national not-for-profits that work
for childhood literacy.

This budget appropriates money for the Institutes of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) which includes *$185 million* for LSTA funding. This is a
2.3 percent cut from the FY ’11 amount of $189 million. Under LSTA; Grants
to States was appropriated at *$156.6 million*, Native American Library
Services was funded at *$3.8 million*, National Leadership for Libraries
was funded at *$11.9 million*, and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian
was received *$12.5 million *in FY ‘12.

Other library programs that received money in FY ’12 was GPO which was
appropriated at *$126.2 million*; the Congressional Printing and Binding
appropriated at *$90.7 million*; and Superintendent of Documents funded
this year at *$35 million*.


*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
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Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
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