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ALA Applauds Senate Approval of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

ALA president Patty Wong released the following statement after “the passage of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), a bipartisan infrastructure bill, by the U.S. Senate, which would provide critical funding for libraries to expand high-speed broadband service and provide digital skills training to patrons.” Wong notes:

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act recognizes libraries as key partners in advancing digital equity. For decades, libraries have filled learning gaps, especially for groups new to the internet or those with additional challenges to feeling confident online, including those from low-income households, older adults and English language learners. …

It will be critical that libraries collaborate with state and local partners to implement this historic expansion of high-speed internet service for libraries and library patrons. Elected officials and leaders across the country understand the value of libraries, and library leaders must continue to work with them to expand the reach and effectiveness of library resources and programming.

For more information, read the press release.

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