SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical" Abstract Program
SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program On 11 April 2011, SLA, AALL, and MLA sent letters to the U.S. Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies’ members opposing the proposed elimination of funding for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program included in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request to Congress.
The authoritative and comprehensive Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published every year since 1878. It brings together data from 300 sources, including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, various non-profit organizations, private sector organizations, and more. The abstract is a popular research guide relied on heavily by businesses, researchers, students and others looking for information on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Last year alone, the Statistical Abstract Program’s Web site received over 1.5 million unique hits.
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