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Congressional Profile

April 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown Massachussett’s Congressional Delegation waged a FULL COURT press against the Obama Administration’s proposed gutting of Federal LIHEAP this month, with CNN reporting that “hours before President Obama was to fly to Boston to push his administration’s education initiative, two congressmen from the…

February 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown February Congressional Profiles In Massachusetts, the old and new guard of the US Senate were united in their fervent support for rescuing LIHEAP from the chopping block, with Democratic Sen. John F. Kerry  “I’ve always supported serious efforts to restore fiscal sanity,…

January 2011 Congressional Profiles






In the face of skyrocketing heating fuel prices, prolonged unemployment, and frigid winter temperatures, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, a longtime LIHEAP advocate, announced the release of $116 million in winter home heating assistance. “With one of the worst winters in recent memory, and as…

New England Congressional Profiles






Massachussetts Congressional Representative Edward J Markey lead the LIHEAP charge for the month of December, strongly and vocally urging Congress to approve full LIHEAP funding levels for 2011, commenting in a letter he sent co-signed by 62 colleagues, that “during these tough economic times, record…

December 2010 Congressional Profiles






In Pennsylvania, State Rep. Camille “Bud” George, D-74 of Houtzdale, announced that LIHEAP aid would open to his district’s residents on November 1st, commenting of the program’s vitality to “roughly 600,000 Pennsylvania families” who “turned to LIHEAP last winter for heating assistance.” George added that…

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