Hurd bill supporting libraries becomes law

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BY MELISSA PERNER

The Museum and Library Services Act (S. 3530), a bipartisan initiative to ensure the continued success of our libraries and museums across the nation originally introduced by Senator Reed, DRhode Island. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Heletos, joined representatives Raúl Grijalva, D-Arizona, Leonard Lance, R-New Jersey, and David McKinley, R-West Virginia.

The bill was signed into law on Dec. 31, 2018 by President Donald Trump.

“Our public libraries, especially in rural areas, go far beyond simply providing books. They serve as the primary provider of literacy programming, technology training and job seeking assistance in many communities I represent across South and West Texas,” said Hurd, who represents more than 100 public libraries, college libraries and school districts in the 23rd District of Texas. “The grant funding authorized through this bill directly serves libraries across our state and is WILL HURD

 

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