November 6, 2009 - Issue #71
On November 5, 2009, the Senate passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which included a $10 million increase for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), providing $400 million for FY 2010. The bill also lifted the restriction on the use of non-LSC funds. In June, the House of Representatives passed its version of the bill, which provided $440 million for LSC in FY 2010 and lifted the restriction on receipt of statutorily-authorized attorneys’ fees. The two chambers will meet in conference to resolve differences in their versions of the bill before sending a final measure to the White House for the president’s signature. In the meantime, LSC will operate at its FY 2009 funding level of $390 million through Dec. 18, based upon the continuing appropriations resolution passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on Oct. 30.
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