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As of press time, Congress had not acted on the pending FY2011 appropriations bills that include funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Instead, the government has been operating under a Continuing Resolution that is set to expire on December 3rd. As a result, LSC is operating at its FY2010 funding level of $420 million. Regarding proposed FY 2011 funding for LSC, earlier this year the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the FY2011 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which included $430 for the Legal Services Corporation. This amount represents a $10 million increase in funding. In addition, the bill removes the restriction on the use of non-LSC funds. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies has also marked-up its FY2011 bill. That bill included $440 million for LSC and removed the restriction on the filing of class actions. The Obama Administration has requested $435 million for LSC in FY2011 and the removal of the restrictions on both the use of non-LSC funds and the filing of class actions.
For more information, contact , Legislative Counsel, ABA Governmental Affairs Office, or call 202/662-1767.