Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Repeals the Legal Services Corporation Act (established a federally funded nonprofit corporation to provide financial support for legal assistance in noncriminal matters to persons financially unable to afford... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To repeal the Legal Services Corporation Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Legal Services Corporation Act is repealed. <all>

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25 Supporting
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89% 11%

State: CA

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67% 33%

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The Legal Services Corporation and the civil legal aid programs that it funds help ensure fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money you have. It provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Civil legal aid makes it easier to access information— whether through easy-­?to-­?understand forms, including online forms; legal assistance or representation; and legal self-­?help centers—so people know their rights. Civil legal aid also helps streamline the court system and cuts down on court costs. When we say the Pledge of Allegiance we close with “justice for all.” We need the Legal Services Corporation and civil legal aid to ensure that the principle our founding fathers envisioned remains alive: justice for all, not the few who can afford it.

Users Supporting

I support H.R. 350: To repeal the Legal Services Corporation Act. because...finally one Congressman who has sense enough to repeal something that is costing tax payers money that does not do what it waws intended to do. I only wish my Rep had thought of this and many more.

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Bill Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Repeals the Legal Services Corporation Act (established a federally funded nonprofit corporation to provide financial support for legal assistance in noncriminal matters to persons financially unable to afford such assistance).

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