The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $40 million-budget increase for the Legal Services Corporation as part of the fiscal 2009 omnibus appropriations bill. LSC President Helaine M. Barnett said the additional funding would allow legal aid programs throughout the country to serve the most vulnerable at a time when they are at risk of losing their jobs, health care and shelter.
House approves $40M increase for legal services
The National Law Journal
February 27, 2009
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