House Funding Bill Includes $15.9 Million Increase for the Library of Congress

On May 1, the House of Representatives approved the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Legislative Branch appropriations bill (HR 4487, H. Rept. 113-417). The legislation includes a $15.9 increase in funding for the Library of Congress to a level $595 million. This amount is $1.8 million more than the administration’s request.

For some context, as recently as FY 12 the Library’s budget was $656 million. So this modest increase only partially restores funding to remedy the severe cuts the Library has sustained in recent years.