Posted on July 13, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2016 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate voted 74 to 18 to confirm Dr. Carla D. Hayden to be the 14th Librarian of Congress:
“I am glad the Senate confirmed Dr. Hayden’s nomination today. Her background in administration should be useful to the Library of Congress, a unique American institution that has more than 3,200 employees and a nearly $600 million budget.”
The Library of Congress is an agency of the U.S government that provides research services to Congress, administers U.S copyright law through the Copyright Office and is responsible for preserving a collection of more than 160 million items including books, sheet music and films.
Alexander is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which approved Dr. Hayden’s nomination on June 9.
For access to this release and the senator’s other statements, click here.