March 6, 2007 - Issue #56
In February, the new 110th Congress approved and the president signed into law H.J. Res. 20, the measure resolving the FY 2007 funding for all government programs, including the Legal Services Corporation. H.J. Res. 20 included $348 million for LSC, a $22 million funding increase. LSC was one of the few programs to receive a funding increase; most programs were level-funded from FY 2006.
Earlier in the month, the President submitted his annual budget request to Congress. For FY 2008, the Administration again asked Congress to cut LSC funding back to $311 million.The bipartisan LSC Board also submitted its FY 2008 budget request, asking for $430 million.
LSC funding will again be a focus for ABA Day in Washington; this year’s program will occur April 17-18, 2007. For more information about the ABA’s grassroots efforts in support of LSC or about ABA Day, please contact , ABA Director of Grassroots Operations/Legislative Counsel, at 202 662-1764.