Petition Closed
Petitioning Representative Hal Rogers and 5 others

Congress: Approve $5.1 Billion in Funding for LIHEAP in FY 2013


President Obama has proposed reducing funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to $3.020 billion for FY 2013.  This amount is more than $400 million less than the current funding level and would be devastating to the program and the people it serves.

Last year more than 8 million households received energy assistance grants from LIHEAP to help them pay their home energy bills. With one out of every seven Americans living at the poverty level and 14 million unemployed, maintaining adequate funding for this vital safety net program is imperative.

I urge you to provide $5.1 billion for LIHEAP for FY 2013.

 

Letter to
Representative Hal Rogers
Representative Derek Kilmer
Senator Mazie Hirono
and 3 others
Senator Thad Cochran
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

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Approve $5.1 billion in funding for the LIHEAP Fiscal Year 2013.

Last year more than 8 million households received energy assistance grants from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help them pay their home energy bills. With one out of every seven Americans living at the poverty level and 14 million unemployed, maintaining adequate funding for this vital safety net program is imperative.

I urge you to approve $5.1 billion in funding for LIHEAP for FY 2013. Any reduction in funding for this program would have a devastating effect on the program and the people it serves.
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Sincerely,