WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) today issued the following statement regarding Dr. James Billington’s, the Librarian of Congress, retirement announcement effective January 1, 2016. Miller said:

“The Library of Congress, the world’s largest library, is one of our nation’s most treasured institutions charged with the monumental task of collecting, preserving and dispersing a vast collection of educational resources. For nearly three decades, the Library has been led by Dr. James Billington, a champion who put his heart and soul into making sure the institution continued to build upon its strong tradition of expanding access to information that furthered the progress of knowledge. I thank Dr. Billington for his unwavering commitment and dedication to the Library and its important mission, and I wish him the best in his retirement.”