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May 8, 2007 - Issue #57
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science on March 29, 2007, held a public hearing on FY 2008 funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Congressman Alan Mollohan (D-WV) chairs the subcommittee; Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) is the Subcommittee’s new ranking Republican. LSC Board Chair Frank Strickland and LSC President Helaine Barnett made the case for LSC’s requested $82 million budget increase.
More than 300 ABA, state and local bar leaders participated in ABA Day in Washington, April 18-19, 2007. LSC funding was a primary focus; at press time, participants and other ABA grassroots action team members were working with the ABA Governmental Affairs Office to gather Congressional signatures in support of increased funding.
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.