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IMLS Reauthorization Measure

posted by admin — Nov 16, 2002

In addition to appropriations bills, there are a number of other legislative initiatives ready for a vote, including the Museum and Library Services Act of 2002 (H.R. 3784), a reauthorization measure for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The existing authorization for the agency was scheduled to expire on September 30, 2002. Both the House and Senate have finished work on the reauthorization bill, but it is currently stalled in the House. Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Select Education, wrote a letter to the House leadership, calling on them to schedule a vote on this important measure before the current IMLS authorization expired. A vote had not been scheduled at press time.