Members of Congress are in the midst of negotiations that likely will lead to another cut in funding for the Legal Services Corp.

Senators and House members are meeting in a conference committee to discuss how to move forward with fiscal 2012 spending legislation that could trim funding for several agencies, including the private, nonprofit corporation that provides civil legal aid to the poor. Congress has decreased the budget of the Legal Services Corp. by more than $20 million since fiscal 2010.

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