Bill Would Provide Funding For and Change Name of Law Library of Congress

From <a href=""The Salt Lake Tribune:

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday named in honor of former Utah Rep. Bill Orton that would boost funding to the Law Library of Congress…
“Bill Orton was a tireless advocate for the law library and this legislation is a fitting way to honor his memory,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., the proposal’s sponsor….
Lofgren’s proposal would change the name from the Law Library of Congress to the National Law Library and provide an additional $3.5 million to help reduce the backlog in books that have not yet been cataloged….
It also would create the “William Orton Program,” which would solicit outside donations and create partnerships between the law library and groups such as the American Bar Association to fund its ongoing operations.

Thanks to my colleague, Nancy Paul, for the tip.