Senators ask Biden administration to fund program that helps people pay heating bills

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From THEHILL.COM

Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are asking the Biden administration to fund an existing program that will help people pay their heating bills, the Associated Press reported.

The lawmakers announced on Friday that they’re leading a coalition of 36 senators to urge the federal government to pay for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Reed and Collins said they’re making the request now ahead of the upcoming winter season and amid what they said were energy costs projected to have a steep increase.

Both senators also said that federal funding is a crucial lifeline for low-income households and seniors on fixed incomes.

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