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Legislative Updates

Legislative Update: October 2012






October 2012 Legislative Updates House and Senate LIHEAP champions sent support Letters asking that HHS release quickly as much CR LIHEAP funds as possible.  Senate letter–House letter LIHEAP Funding Update: The CR extends the FY12 funding level for LIHEAP (plus an across-the-board increase in funding of…

Legislative Update: January 2012






January 2012 Legislative Updates 103 LIHEAP supporter in the House of Representatives sent a FY2013 LIHEAP SUPPORT LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA to the President requesting at least $4.7 billion for the program in the upcoming FY2013 submission to Congress. The White House has indicated this will be…

Legislative Update: House Release Conference Report






House Releases Conference Report and Moves Closer to Vote – LIHEAP Funded at $3.478 B Today, the House is expected to take up the Omnibus FY2012 appropriations package, which contains funding for LIHEAP in the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee. The House recently released their Conference Report. With…

Legislative Update: December 2011






December 2011 Legislative Updates Sens. Reed (RI), Snowe (ME), and Sanders (VT) will soon introduce the “LIHEAP Protection Act.” This legislation would maintain level-funding for LIHEAP at last year’s level of $4.7 billion to help low-income households cope during this tough economic climate. See bill…

Legislative Update: November 2011






November 2011 Legislative Updates Supporters in the House sent a letter to leadership asking that Congress provide $4.7 billion for LIHEAP in the FY2012 funding negotiations. LIHEAP Letter to Leadership 11-04-11 Attached is the final Governor letter Gov – LIHEAP that was sent to Congressional leadership urging them…

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