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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…

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…

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…

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…

Massachusetts: LIHEAP Local Profile no. 2






By Jake Brown New England ended the month of October with a record Nor’easter that, according to the Earth Sky weather news service, “developed on October 29, 2011 and dumped impressive amounts of snow across New England in the northeastern U.S. this past weekend. This…

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…

Massachusetts: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Massachusetts has always been known for its Ivy League colleges, Cape Cod beaches, and of course, for its largest city, Boston, one of the country’s earliest metropolises, founded in 1630. More broadly, Massachusetts has shared in common with its neighboring states throughout…

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…

North Carolina: LIHEAP Local Profile






by Jake Brown Throughout the South, the affect of the recession has been felt like a shot to the gut of the middle and working class, an open wound that won’t stop bleeding, and one that has left the States’ LIHEAP recipients wondering if there…

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