NEWS OF: 3/27/2006

Snowe and Collins: Top of the (LI)HEAP

Senators Snowe and Collins announced that Maine will receive $9,971,317 for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This follows legislation by the two to provide $1 billion more for the LIHEAP program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 - signed into law by President Bush earlier this week.

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NEWS OF: 2/17/2006

Michaud: Give a Little Bit

VIEW ALL: Mike Michaud, LIHEAP

Congressman Michaud has introduced legislation intended to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The resolution states that it is the sense of Congress that, following a year of record setting profits, major petroleum products companies should incorporate LIHEAP into their corporate citizenship and responsibility programs by donating a small percentage of their profits to the program. See Mike Michaud

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NEWS OF: 1/24/2006

Tom Allen: LIHEAP Funds for the Coldest States

VIEW ALL: Tom Allen, LIHEAP

Tom Allen has joined forces with other Northeastern congressmen in a bipartisan appeal to President Bush to increase funding for LIHEAP, and to target additional funds for the nation’s coldest states. See Tom Allen

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NEWS OF: 1/10/2006

King of the Hill, Top of the LIHEAP

Senators Snowe and Collins announced the release of $100 million in emergency funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), of which Maine will receive $1,598,170. See Snowe

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NEWS OF: 1/5/2006

Crank it up to 68 °

Rep. Allen announced the release of $1,539,757 in emergency heating assistance funding for Maine and $58,413 for Maine’s Indian tribes. (DHHS released $100 million nationwide.) Meanwhile, Governor Baldacci signed LD 1891, An Act to Provide Funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, adding another $5 million for Mainers who rely on LIHEAP.

NEWS OF: 11/18/2005

Hoping to Get Hot Under the Collar

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Everyone’s promising to try and get more money for heating assistance… assuming there’s still oil available. See Maine Today

NEWS OF: 11/10/2005

Collins Calls for Tax on Windfall Oil Profits

VIEW ALL: Susan Collins, Oil, LIHEAP

Senator Collins, who has been working to increase funding for LIHEAP, is calling on Congress to fund LIHEAP by repealing unnecessary oil and natural gas tax incentives that benefit major oil corporations, as well as placing a tax on windfall oil profits. See Collins

NEWS OF: 10/31/2005

Snowe Calls on Big Oil to Cowboy Up

VIEW ALL: Olympia Snowe, Oil, LIHEAP

Senator Snowe is challenging oil executives to take a break from rolling around naked in that glass bin stuffed with record profits to actually do something to help the poor who are about to freeze this winter. See Snowe

NEWS OF: 10/29/2005

Snowe Turns Up The Heat on Oil Companies

VIEW ALL: Susan Collins, Oil, LIHEAP

Senator Collins, who has been working to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is calling on Congress to pay for the increase by eliminating subsidies and special tax breaks that benefit the major oil companies. Those same oil companies that are reporting record billions in profits for the past two quarters. See Collins

NEWS OF: 10/21/2005

Keep Maine Warm Charitable Fuel Fund

Heating oil today is almost twice as expensive as it was two years ago. The federal government, however, continues to “flat fund” the fuel assistance program despite pleas from the governors of 27 states for more emergency LIHEAP funds. Those pleas were once again turned down the other day. End result? The governor is trying to raise money by initiating a charitable fund. See Gov. Baldacci

NEWS OF: 10/13/2005

LIHEAP: A Million Bucks to Stay Warm

Senators Snowe and Collins announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,100,000 in funding to the Maine State Housing Authority under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). See Snowe

NEWS OF: 9/29/2005

It’s Cheaper to Burn Money

Governor Baldacci signed a bipartisan request from 28 Governors to congressional appropriators in support of $1.276 billion of emergency funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP). See Gov. Baldacci

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