|Sponsor||Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J.|
|Committee||Education and Labor|
|Date||April 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
H. Res. __ is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) on April 21, 2009.
H. Res.__ would resolve that Congress:
According to the resolution's findings, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) estimates that public library use increased to 1,400,000,000 visits nationwide during Fiscal Year 2006, continuing a long-term trend of increased library usage. Libraries continue to play a vital role in supporting the quality of life in communities and have helped people of all ages discover a world of knowledge. Libraries continue to provide no-fee public computer and internet access to accommodate the growing need for access to digital and online information, including e-government, continuing education, and employment opportunities.