January 15, 2010 - Issue #72
By mid-December 2009, both the House and Senate finally passed the Conference Report on H.R. 3288, the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 111-117), which includes funding for the following programs:
- Legal Services Corporation, which received a $30 million increase to $420 million;
- Legal Assistance Loan Repayment Program, which received an initial appropriation of $5 million. This appropriation was authorized by section 428L of the Higher Education Act, which provides student loan repayment assistance for civil legal assistance lawyers.
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