Senate Panel Unveils Disaster Bill with $1M for LSC

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee recently unveiled a $60.4 billion supplemental appropriations bill to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy that also includes $1 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The funding matches the request submitted by the White House. Though the funds are for LSC grantees in areas impacted by the storm, inclusion of the provision marks the first time since 1993 that a supplemental appropriations bill has included funding for the LSC following a disaster. Read more about the provision