House Dems, Vets, Heating Assistance Groups to Push for Low-Income Energy Assistance Funding

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012, 12:30 PM
 
Contact: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Rep. Ed Markey, 202-225-6065
 
House Dems, Vets, Heating Assistance Groups to Push for Low-Income Energy Assistance Funding
 
WASHINGTON – With a cold snap hitting the Northeast and international unrest sending oil prices higher, several House Democrats, low-income energy assistance groups and military veterans will call for an increase in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, this Wednesday at a Capitol Hill event. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will introduce legislation at the event to support the LIHEAP program, and other members of Congress, consumer groups and a military veteran will talk about the need to support low-income American families during these hard economic times.
 
WHAT: Press conference hosted by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) , joined by other House Democrats, veterans, and energy assistance groups to push for robust funding for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
 
WHO:
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)
Tom Stovall, President of Operation: New View and Chairman of the Board of the National Fuel Funds Network (NFFN)
Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association
Military veteran helped by LIHEAP program
 
WHERE: House Triangle, Capitol Complex, Washington, DC
 
WHEN: 12:30 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
 
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