[Mla-cds] [Fwd: [mla-grc] Fwd: ACTION ALERT]
jschneider at library.wisc.edu
Tue Mar 11 18:44:02 CDT 2008
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Subject: [mla-grc] Fwd: ACTION ALERT
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:52:33 -0500
From: Mary Langman <mlaedo2 at mlahq.org>
To: mla-legis-tf at mlahq.org, MLA-GRC at mlahq.org, lwatson at umn.edu,
janeblum at umich.edu
> *MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION / ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES
> *ACTION ALERT*
> SUPPORT FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
> PLEASE RESPOND TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK
> Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) have announced
> that they are going to offer an amendment to the Senate FY09 Budget
> Resolution (Senate Concurrent Resolution 70) which would provide
> significant new funding for the NIH.
> The amendment would authorize an additional $2.1 billion for the NIH
> in FY09, bringing the agency's total funding level up to $32.2
> billion. If adopted, the House and Senate appropriations committees
> would still have to provide this additional funding in the FY09
> appropriations bill that funds NIH, but including it in the budget
> resolution would be a significant first step.
> A vote on the Specter/Harkin amendment could occur anytime in the next
> few days. MLA/AAHSL members are encouraged to contact their two
> senators and do the following:
> 1) Identify yourself as a constituent and ask to speak with the
> senator's health legislative assistant.
> 2) Make the case for additional funding. Remind your senators that NIH
> has been flat-funded in recent years.
> 3) Ask that the senator "/vote yes on the Specter/Harkin amendment to
> increase funding for the NIH in the FY09 budget resolution."
> / 4) Give the aide your contact information and ask to be kept
> informed of the senators actions on your request.
> You will likely receive the aides voicemail, so leave a message, be
> persistent, and follow-up.
> If you dont know who your two senators are or how to get in touch
> with them, please visit www.senate.gov <http://www.senate.gov/> or
> call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Thank You!
Mary M. Langman, Coordinator
Information Issues and Policy
Medical Library Association
65 E. Wacker Pl., Ste. 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7246
ph 312/419-9094, ext. 27
mlaedo2 at mlahq.org
*Plan to attend MLA'08 Connections: BridgingtheGaps
/ May 16-21 Chicago
Assistant Director for Scholarly Communications
UW-Madison, Ebling Library
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 2373
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2221
jschneider at library.wisc.eduu
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