May 26, 2022

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration to Consider Librarian of Congress Nomination This Thursday

UPDATE 3: Here’s the Formal Statement Announcing Committee Approval of Dr. Hayden’s Nomination:

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, released the following statement today after the committee voted to approve the nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden to serve as Librarian of Congress:

“Leading the Library of Congress requires multitasking on a scale rarely seen in other government organizations,” Blunt said. “I am confident Dr. Hayden will bring a great background and skill set to the job.”

Dr. Hayden was nominated in February to serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress, succeeding Dr. James Billington who served for 28 years. With today’s vote, Dr. Hayden’s nomination has been reported to the full Senate for consideration.

See Also: VIDEO: View the June 9th Committee Meeting (Scrub to About 17:40 in Video)

See Also: List of Actions Re:  Dr. Hayden’s Nomination (PN1180 — 114th Congress (2015-2016))

UPDATE 2: Statement From American Library Association

UPDATE June 9th The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration has voted to recommend the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden. Next, to the full Senate for a vote. —

We’ve learned that this Thursday (June 9, 2016) the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration will consider the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress.

The meeting will begin at 2pm Eastern Time and will be streamed live on the committee’s web site.

On April 20, 2016 Dr. Hayden testified before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. A video and keyword searchable transcript of the hearing is available here.

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