Fed. The budget increases funds for the Court and Legal Services Corp.

By Andrew Strickler (March 9, 2022, 4:55 PM EST) – Congressional lawmakers included nearly $8 billion for federal court funding in a massive federal budget deal reached on Wednesday, just two days before the shutdown deadline of the government.

Along with increased funding for non-defense programs, the $1.5 trillion package includes more money for court security enhancements and for federal defense services. If passed, the $7.98 billion appropriation for the justice system for fiscal year 2022 would represent a $267 million increase from the last enacted budget.

The 2022 federal fiscal year began in October and has since been funded under interim spending plans.

“This bill makes bold investments in critical areas that have been underfunded or…

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