Markey, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call on Obama to Increase Home Energy Assistance Funding in 2013 Budget Request

Markey, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call on Obama to Increase Home Energy Assistance Funding in 2013 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 30, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), longtime Congressional champion of providing assistance to low-income families to heat and cool their homes and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, was joined by a bipartisan group of 102 lawmakers in a letter urging President Barack Obama to fund the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at the FY2011 level of $4.7 billion. Rep. Markey led the letter with Representatives Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), James McGovern (D-Mass.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), John Larson (D-Ct.) and Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.). Funding for LIHEAP in FY2012 was cut by 24 percent, to $3.47 billion.

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