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Congressional Profile

LIHEAP Political Profiles: November 2012






by Jake Brown New Jersey’s two senior US Senators, Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), already earning praise for their collaborative work with Governor Chris Christie and the Whitehouse to secure disaster relief funding for their hard hit state in the wake of…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: September 2012






By Jake Brown New Jersey Governor Chris Christie led the September LIHEAP Political Profiles with his announcement last month that 267,273 New Jersey families would receive a supplemental LIHEAP benefit that, according to the Cape May County Herald, includes “nearly 158,000 households that heat their…

February 2012 Congressional Profiles no. 2






A coalition of strong and solidified LIHEAP advocates consisting of: top-lined sponsorship of a bill- announced in conjunction with LIHEAP NATIONAL ACTION DAY- legislation that – according to Congressman Ed Markey’s press office, “will introduce legislation at the event to support the LIHEAP program, and…

February 2012 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown Longtime LIHEAP powerhouse advocates, Maine senior US Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both earned praise in January for the emergency LIHEAP funding they secured for their state – $9.9 million – as well as for the the national spotlight they shined…

January 2012 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown Rhode Island took the LIHEAP lead in beating the bipartisan drum of support across its congressional delegation as the state’s senior US Senator Jack Reed announced in December that enough was enough in the indecision department with his introduction of the LIHEAP…

December 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown In Massachussetts, the state’s Congressional delegation were among those leading the charge in support of LIHEAP’s full funding renewal at 2010 levels, beginning with Rep James McGovern, who made the powerful argument that “to cut LIHEAP funds during these difficult economic times…

November 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown US Senator Sherrod Brown came out with an urgent call to action at the Federal level toward the end of keeping his constituents’ warm locally back in Ohio, reasoning in a strongly-worded letter addressed to HHS warning that “the combination of cold Ohio winters and…

August 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown With funds as frozen as the state itself promises to be within the coming months, Michigan’s Congressional delegation fired up the engines of support for LIHEAP, taking aim at the White House’s proposed LIHEAP funding cut.  Putting the potential threat funding shortages…

June 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown Louisiana State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome leads off June’s LIHEAP spotlight column for her leadership in organizing a state delegation of Senators to sign a resolution- titled  Senate Concurrent Resolution 33- authored by Broom, and co-signed by Sens. John Alario Jr. (R-Westwego),…

May 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, a strong and vocal LIHEAP advocate who in February joined a bipartisan group of Senators lobbying to keep the FY2012 budget funding for LIHEAP at current levels, was able to deliver his constituents the more immediate good news…

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