Now for the U.S. Senate’s Approval

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $40 million-budget increase for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC)in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill on February 25. 

The funding level is $390 million, a $40 million or 11.4 percent increase over the FY 2008 funding level of $350 million. The Senate is expected to take up the bill next week.


Senate Restores Access to Justice for People with Disabilities

On September 11, 2008, the Senate passed the “the intent and protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990” commonly known as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. This development is encouraging for people with disabilities and especially so since it passed the Senate without amendment by unanimous consent.