Duncan tries to strip money for lawyers

January 16, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan failed to get his way, but he had his say. Duncan co-sponsored an amendment to the Sandy Relief bill for a 1.6% across the board cut to discretionary spending, but the amendment was defeated 202-217. The Third District Republican took to the House floor to inveigh against a provision in the hurricane relief bill that would pay attorneys $1 million. Duncan called the $1 million a boost to Legal Services Corporation, an organization of lawyers that represents the poor and disadvantaged. Duncan conceded that to Congress, one million is brushed off as not a lot of money. “A million dollars is a lot of money to the average American, but in this House, that’s barely a blip on the radar screen,” he said.

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