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Schumer Appeals for Early Release of LIHEAP Funds

Schumer Appeals for Early Release of LIHEAP Funds

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Obama administration to immediately release money set aside under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The money is being held in reserve for later in the winter, but Schumer says the extreme cold and higher heating bills are squeezing low-income families.

Schumer says 67,000 households in the Rochester region could benefit from the immediate release of $35 million now in reserve and additional funding that he says should be approved by Congress.

 

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