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MLA supports unrestricted, affordable, and permanent access to quality health information for everyone. 

The Governmental Relations Committee and the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force both address federal information issues, policies, and legislation of importance to the health sciences library community.

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MLA AAHSL comments NIH data strategies

MLA AAHSL comments NLM strategic plan

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Update

OSTP Records Progress on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Cures Act Becomes Law

MLA and AAHSL Take Our Message to the Hill

Congress Proposes Increased National Library of Medicine Funding

Carla Hayden Named Librarian of Congress

MLA Endorses Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Librarians Special Interest Group Statement

Introducing the Director of the National Library of Medicine

MLA and AAHSL Recommend NLM FY 17 Funding

MLA & AAHSL Recommend Carla Hayden Become Next Librarian of Congress

MLA Comments to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

FASTR Legislation Moves Forward

MLA, AAHSL, and others urge Congress to support healthy funding levels in Fiscal Year 2017

MLA, AAHSL and others thank Congress for supporting FY 2016 NIH Funding

NLM Director Search Update

Congress Boosts National Library of Medicine Funding

MLA and AAHSL affirm need to protect human subjects in research

Congress passes stop-gap funding