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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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Latest News

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