Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Obama's Nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress

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Washington, DC, February 24, 2016 | comments
President Obama's nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress is an important step forward for one of our nation's most important national treasures. The Library of Congress is a world-renowned institution that helps Americans learn and understand our history – and it is fitting that Dr. Hayden is exceptionally qualified in helping Americans of all walks of life learn and understand their world, no matter where they live.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), the Ranking Member of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced the nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress:

“President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress is an important step forward for one of our nation’s most important national treasures. The Library of Congress is a world-renowned institution that helps Americans learn and understand our history – and it is fitting that Dr. Hayden is exceptionally qualified in helping Americans of all walks of life learn and understand their world, no matter where they live.

“She has served the public in a variety of roles with public libraries around the nation, and has a proven record of outstanding service. If she is confirmed by the Senate – and I urge them to do so without delay – she would become both the first woman and the first African-American to become the Librarian of Congress, which is an incredibly significant milestone for the Library and the nation. I am confident Dr. Hayden can build on the outstanding work of our previous Librarians of Congress, including Dr. James H. Billington, and Acting Librarian David Mao, to continue modernizing this vital national treasure.”

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Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov202.225.7931

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