WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 22, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) was joined by Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT), Alma S. Adams (D-NC), and Lou Barletta (R-PA), along with 71 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge for the swift release of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding.
Following the record-setting winter Massachusetts experienced earlier this year, ensuring that every family in need has access to LIHEAP funds is a major priority for Congressman McGovern.
“Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families, including many seniors who are on a fixed income, rely on LIHEAP funding to help pay for their home heating costs,” Congressman McGovern said. “With these heating costs becoming a larger and larger share of many families’ budgets, this is a critical lifeline that we must protect. Temperatures are already dropping in many parts of the country and after last year’s record-setting winter in Massachusetts, we must do everything we can to prepare for this winter. Our most vulnerable families and seniors need access to LIHEAP funds and we urge you to release them as soon as possible.”