July 19, 2005 - Issue #49
On June 23, 2005, the Senate Appropriations Committee met to mark up the FY2006 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, which funds the Legal Services Corporation. The committee recommended $324.5 million for LSC, which is $6.2 million less than LSC's FY2005 budget and the recently passed House appropriation. During floor debate on the bill, which is expected to occur after the August recess, a bipartisan group of senators led by Tom Harkin (D-IA) is expected to offer an amendment to restore LSC funding and to increase it by as much as $33 million. For more information email , Director, Grassroots Operations/Legislative Counsel, or call 202-628-1764.