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LIHEAP in the News: March 2012 no. 2






By Jake Brown New Hampshire Congressman and LONGTIME LIHEAP advocate Congressman Charles F. Bass led the March Congressional Profile spotlight by leading the charge along with a bi-partisan coalition of fellow Democratic and Republican Reps in the House urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012






By Jake Brown At the top of March, the US Dept of Health and Human Services’ Dept.’s Administration for Children and Families reported that at the winter meeting of the National Energy Assistance Director’s Association, held on February 28th and 29th to review the national…

LIHEAP in the News: February 2012






By Jake Brown LIHEAP’s annual NATIONAL ACTION DAY came to life on Capitol Hill in full-force this month with The Nation’s report that among vital poverty safety-nets taking a hit amid budget cuts, a “huge disappointment” came with President Obama’s proposed “$452 million cut to…

LIHEAP in the News: February 2012






By Jake Brown January’s LIHEAP news cycle was framed on a national level in terms of the impact Washington budget squabbling has had in sum on millions of freezing, starving families across the country courtesy of a cover story by the Huffington Post, who profiled…

LIHEAP in the News: December 2011






By Jake Brown Speaking up on behalf of their millions of member families who are relying on LIHEAP assistance to keep the electricity on and heat up this winter, the AARP went to bat in December, reporting just before Christmas on the rise in volume…

LIHEAP in the News: November 2011






By Jake Brown Northeast Arguably among the hardest-hit winter states in terms of both frigid temperatures and high heating costs due to the state’s unique dependence on heating oil and their ever-fluctuating prices, with LIHEAP aid already having fallen in 2011 to $23 million from…

LIHEAP in the News: September 2011






By Jake Brown As temperatures started to drop throughout the Northeast, the calls heated up among advocates of LIHEAP at both the local and highest levels of state government for the White House and Congress to avoid what the Governors of 6 of the East’s…

LIHEAP in the News: August 2011






By Jake Brown Northeast The people took to the printed page (and emailed for that matter) this month to protest the expected cuts to LIHEAP coming as part of this winter’s freezing temperatures, with Maine’s major newspapers throwing their support behind the effort, beginning with…

LIHEAP in the News: July 2011






By Jake Brown National Heat Waves overtook the nation like a Hollywood movie in July, turning heat indexes on red and air conditioners on high this month, with Reuters reporting on July 27th the threat  was so severe that “the massive heat wave that baked…

LIHEAP in the News: June 2011






By Jake Brown Northeast New Jersey families- still playing catch-up from winter heating bills that piled up under a moratorium the state imposes on utilities preventing their turning off heat during the brutal winter season- received the welcome news as they faced the threat of…

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