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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 Comments on Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine


MLA comments on the use of the FHIR standard for capturing and sharing clinical data


TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE THE CASE ACT OF 2019


Scholarly Communications Slide Decks


MLA Comments on Healthy People 2030 Objectives


MLA Addresses Draft NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing


MLA Letter to ECRI Institute regarding National Guideline Clearinghouse


National Guideline Clearinghouse Will Continue


NIH Data Science Strategic Plan Incorporates MLA Recommendations


MLA Comments to EPA Opposing Proposed Rule to Strengthen Transparency in Regulatory Science


MLA Comments to NIH Regarding Its Data Science Strategic Plan


Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Bill Enacted into Law


MLA Supports Federal Depository Library Program Modernization Act of 2018


TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES ACT OF 2017


Take Action to Support Net Neutrality Protections


MLA Addresses Next Generation Data Sciences Challenges in Health and Biomedicine


MLA and AALL recommend Federal Depository Library Program Reforms


NLM FY 2018 Funding Update


MLA and AAHSL Recommend NLM FY 2018 Funding


Legislative Task Force Goes to the Hill