Webb urges quick release of heating assistance
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With record low temperatures and more Americans participating in federal assistance programs due to the current economic crisis, Sen. Jim Webb joined 47 of his colleagues to urge the president to speed up the distribution of funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to assist cash-strapped households with their energy bills.
In addition, energy assistance will enable families to spend more on other essentials and avoid the choice of heating one’s home or putting food on the table.
“For too many of Virginia’s low income families, this home energy assistance cannot come soon enough,” said Webb. “I will continue to advocate for the swift distribution of federal assistance to Virginians during this difficult economic time, just as I did in the successful extension of unemployment insurance for the Commonwealth.”