Monday, September 12, 2011


The Senate Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education, which funds LIHEAP, has marked up their FY2012 Appropriations bill. The subcomimttee provided $3.6 billion for the LIHEAP program. This is lower than the FY2011 level of 4.7 billion, but higher than the Presidents request of $2.57 billion.

The House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education has postponed their mark-up, which was originally scheduled for Septmber 9, 2011. A new date has not been set.

Congress needs to hear from their constituents before the markup of this FY2012 bill. The President has proposed a 50% reduction from the last authorized LIHEAP budget - we need to let Congress know how this will affect our fellow Americans.

You can write a letter, email and/or call your Representative in Congress to your support for LIHEAP. Visit our "How to Show Your Support " page for sample letters and documents, as well as our "Make Yourself Heard" page to contact your representative.

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