Commission on Civil Rights Concerned with Proposed Budget Cuts

The bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has launched an investigation into Trump Administration proposals to cut funding and staff from civil rights programs. The commission expressed concern that the administration’s proposed budget cuts “would result in a dangerous reduction of civil rights enforcement across the country.” The proposal to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the major funding source for local legal aid agencies across the country, is one of the specific cuts to be considered in the two-year investigation. Learn more about the bar’s support for LSC on the TBA website.

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