Senate Appropriations Committee Maintains LSC Funding

The Senate Committee on Appropriations Thursday approved the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which includes $385 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation. The Committee voted 30-1 to pass the budget proposal, which maintained LSC funding at FY 2017 levels. Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee voted to cut LSC funding by 24 percent, while the Trump administration’s budget would slash LSC funding entirely. Lawyers and legal groups across the country, including TBA, are speaking out against the devastating impact of proposed funding cuts. Legal Aid Defender has more information.

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