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Congressional Profile

LIHEAP in Rural America

Making A Difference for Millions But Still Falling Short of Ever-Growing Demand By Jake Brown   The White House recently released a mission statement of sorts titled “An Economy Built to Last for Rural America” as a companion piece to President Obama’s FY2013 budget proposal….

LIHEAP Political Profiles: March 2014

By Jake Brown Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) garnered political praise after being presented with an award from the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA) in recognition and “appreciation of your many years of leadership, support, and commitment.” Commented NEADA director Mark Wolfe: “As a result…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: September 2013

  Stepping up to the plate to protect vital funding for their State, New Hampshire’s US Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen grabbed the LIHEAP spotlight this month when the Associated Press reported that both Senators had “partnered with a bipartisan group of senators to…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: August 2013

    U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with co-sponsors Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), earned the spotlight for profiles in political courage in July, courtesy of their successful push to convince the Appropriations Committee to approve a…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: June 2013

By Jake Brown Democratic US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire, earned praise for her strongly-worded criticism of proposed LIHEAP cuts to the FY2014 Presidential budget, cautioning that while “I understand and support efforts to reduce the deficit, but given the economic climate and the…

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