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Federal FY2018 Budget Looms Large

Various organizations continue to sound off about the president’s proposed FY2018 budget as the Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes the full text available on govinfo and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) releases information on how it will begin closing down if the budget passes. Here is a sampling:
  • The American Chemical Society (ACS) writes that it is “disappointed in the administration’s detailed fiscal year 2018 budget request, as it underinvests in the nation’s research and development (R&D) infrastructure and its science, technology, engineering and mathematics education ecosystem.”
  • American Libraries shares American Library Association (ALA) president Julie Todaro’s statement, which says the administration “is using the wrong math.”
  • The American Psychological Association (APA) says, “The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans. …”



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