Faso Supports Making Energy Affordable for Low-Income Families

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) participated in a hearing hosted by the House Appropriations Committee. Congressman Faso spoke before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to advocate for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

“Many families in my district heat their homes with heating oil which is one of the more expensive forms of energy, especially during the harsh winter months,” said Congressman Faso. “The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is critical to vulnerable families who need assistance paying their energy bills. We can’t turn our backs on our country’s poorest and most vulnerable, which is why I testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies requesting an adequate level of LIHEAP funding to better serve the constituents in my district and Americans across the country.”

“I understand the value in providing home energy assistance to those struggling to make ends meet, especially seniors trying to stay in their home and low income families,” said Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole of Oklahoma. “In my bill last year, we strengthened the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program by providing an additional $100 million over the previous year’s level.”

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To watch the Congressman's testimony click here.
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