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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 Jersey: LIHEAP Local Profile no. 2






New Jersey experienced record-setting snowfalls during the winter and spring of 2010, and is on a course for similar weather in 2011. Low temperatures and high snow accumulation will prove life threatening to residents of the state. According to Congressman Frank Pallone, “We’ve had a…

New Jersey: LIHEAP Local Profile






New Jersey experienced record-setting snowfalls during the winter and spring of 2010, and is on a course for similar weather in 2011. Low temperatures and high snow accumulation will prove life threatening to residents of the state. According to Congressman Frank Pallone, “We’ve had a…

LIHEAP in the News: December 2010






December started off with a positive headline on the LIHEAP front page, beginning with CNBC’s report that HHS would be making upward of $670 million in emergency contingency funding available to states in need throughout the country (over and above the roughly $2 Billion made…

Minnesota: LIHEAP Local Profile






Minnesota has always been known for its traditionally-frigid winters, and to that end, operates an almost year-round LIHEAP assistance program, with the Minnesota Department of Commerce reporting that almost 160,000 Minnesotan Households had received LIHEAP assistance already in 2010, capped with an early December announcement…

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…

LIHEAP Regional News Wrap-up






Against the backdrop of a national fear of drastic reductions in aid given the $1.8 billion cut from last year’s LIHEAP funding ($5.1 billion down to $3.3 billion) that Congress has yet to restore to full funding levels from 2009, the National Energy Assistance Directors’…

Illinois and Michigan: LIHEAP Local Profiles






Across the cold-weather landscape that comprises Midwestern and upper-Midwestern states like Illinois and Michigan, LIHEAP has for years now been a life-saving friend to millions of working and middle class families (including tens upon tens of thousands of elderly residents) who wouldn’t have kept the…

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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