More than 250 general counsel are asking Congress to increase federal funding for Legal Services Corp. as the Trump administration seeks to completely cut funding for the group, which offers legal aid to low-income Americans.
In a letter sent Monday, the general counsel of Twitter, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Amazon, Ford Motor Co. and 258 other major companies request Congress “expand access to justice by increasing federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation.” Last month, LSC submitted a budget request for $593 million in 2020. The White House’s 2020 budget proposal plans to defund the group, the Trump administration’s third attempt to do so.
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