DearColleague.us

Letter

Peter Welch

From the office of:

Peter Welch


Sending Office: Honorable Peter Welch
Sent By:
Isaac.Loeb@mail.house.gov

        Request for Signature(s)

Closing Yesterday 3/9 (but we can still add you today)

Current Signers (178): Welch, King, McGovern, Reschenthaler, Adams, Axne, Barragán, Beatty, Bergman, Beyer, Bishop, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Boyle, Brindisi, Brown, Brownley, Bustos, Butler Demings, Butterfield, Carbajal, Cárdenas, Carson,
Casten, Castor, Chu, Cicilline, Clay, Cleaver, Clyburn, Cohen, Connolly, Correa, Costa, Courtney, Crow, Davis, Davis, Dean, DeFazio, DeGette, Delgado, DeSaulnier, Deutch, Dingell, Doyle, Engel, Escobar, Eshoo, Espaillat, Evans, Finkenauer, Fischer, Fitzpatrick,
Fletcher, Foster, Fudge, Gabbard, Gallego, Garamendi, García, Golden, Gonzalez, González-Colón, Gottheimer, Green, Grijalva, Haaland, Hastings, Hayes, Heck, Higgins, Himes, Horsford, Houlahan, Jayapal, Jeffries, Johnson, Johnson, Johnson, Katko, Keating, Keller,
Kelly, Kelly, Kennedy, III, Khanna, Kildee, Kim, Kind, Kuster, LaHood, Lamb, Langevin, Larsen, Larson, Lawson, Lee, Lee, Levin, Lipinski, Loebsack, Lowenthal, Luria, Lynch, Maloney, Maloney, Mathews, Matsui, McEachin, McKinley, McNerney, Meeks, Meuser, Montgomery,
Mooney, Morelle, Moulton, Murphy, Nadler, Napolitano, Neal, Norcross, Norton, Omar, Pallone, Jr., Panetta, Pappas, Pascrell, Jr., Payne, Perlmutter, Peterson, Pingree, Plaskett, Porter, Radewagen, Raskin, Rice, Rose, Rouda, Ruiz, Ruppersberger, Rush, Sablan,
Sánchez, Sarbanes, Schakowsky, Schiff, Schneider, Schrier, Scott, Scott, Sewell, Sires, Slotkin, Smith, Soto, Spanberger, Stauber, Stefanik, Stevens, Suozzi, Takano, Thompson, Thompson, Tonko, Trahan, Trone, Turner, Vargas, Veasey, Vela, Velázquez, Waters,
Wild, Yarmuth, Young, Zeldin

Dear Colleague,

The past few winters’ frigid conditions are a reminder of the importance of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIHEAP is the main federal program that helps vulnerable Americans with their energy bills, providing vital assistance during both the cold winter and hot summer months. For these households, LIHEAP funding has been a lifeline during challenging economic
times. Access to affordable home energy is not a luxury – it is a matter of health and safety.

In recent years, LIHEAP funding has declined more than 30 percent and the number of households eligible for assistance consistently exceeds available funding. While funding has declined by $1.7 billion since FY 2010, energy costs remain high, reducing the
purchasing power of LIHEAP assistance. The average LIHEAP grant is estimated to cover less than half of the average home heating costs for a household this winter, meaning that many low-income families and seniors will have fewer resources available to meet
other basic needs.

Please join us in urging Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Cole to include robust LIHEAP funding in the FY 2021 Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill by providing $4.7 billion for the program.

To sign on, please fill out this
form
. If you have questions, feel free to contact
Isaac.loeb@mail.house.gov
 (Welch), Tim.Ursprung@mail.house.gov (King), John.Swords@mail.house.gov (McGovern), or Emily.Ackerman@mail.house.gov (Reschenthaler).

Sincerely,

 

PETER WELCH                                                          PETER KING

Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress

 

JAMES P. MCGOVERN                                             GUY RESCHENTHALER

Member of Congress                                                  Member of Congress