Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorses the Build America’s Libraries Act

Aug 27, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 1581, the Build America’s Libraries Act, introduced by Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), as well as Reps. Andy Levin (MI-09) and Don Young (AK-AL). The bill authorizes a $5 billion fund to modernize American library infrastructure and ensure all Americans have access to high-tech, state-of-the-art library facilities.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is proud to endorse the bicameral, bipartisan Build America’s Libraries Act,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “Libraries across our country need funding to make critical updates to their facilities and to help ensure equitable access to language and accessibility tools, information services, and career and research services. I thank Senator Jack Reed and Congressman Andy Levin for introducing legislation to expand educational and workforce opportunities.”

Bill text for H. R. 1581, the Build America’s Libraries Act, can be found HERE.

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.