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Thursday, October 16, 2014


WASHINGTON  U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that $62 million in federal energy assistance funds will be available to Maryland families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In fiscal year 2013, Maryland LIHEAP provided 113,787 households with LIHEAP financial assistance.
“No family should be forced to choose between paying the heating bill and putting food on the table,” Senator Mikulski said. “Too many people are being stretched and stressed by high energy costs. This critical energy assistance for low income families will help those most in need care for themselves and their families as winter approaches.”
“We cannot leave the most vulnerable Maryland families in the dark and cold. This federal funding is good news for low-income families who rely on LIHEAP to keep their homes safe and warm during the winter months,” said Senator Cardin. “As a matter of public health and safety, the federal government has a responsibility to help keep the power on for households in need.”  
In October, Senators Mikulski and Cardin along with 46 bipartisan Senate colleagues sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell requesting the funding be made available. That letter is available here.
Eligibility for LIHEAP is based on income, family size, and the availability of resources.
For more information on Maryland LIHEAP, visit:


Anonymous said...

Great more entitlements,you want heat go out and get a dam job. Stinking ass liberals

Anonymous said...

total bs, I got to work my ass off to pay for my heat and these f'n freeloaders get it free from my taxes! damn dems!

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Anonymous said...

election cycle giveaways. your tax dollars hard at work. I know "some" need help, but this will be another government program on steroids.

ginn said...

Mikulski and Cardin stay under their respective rocks until it's election time. How anyone can be blind to this is far over and beyond me. But, the fact remains that there are those who simply do not recognize that they're being played for fools. Unfortunately their votes count too.

Anonymous said...

I think they did a great job: brought millions back to Md., millions for Md. energy co., got a feather in their hats come election time. The only people that get screwed are the US tax payers, but who cares about them.

Anonymous said...

As usual the Dems are spending money that we don't have. They want to stay in office even if it bankrupts the county.

lmclain said...

I have some news for these clowns.
A whole lot of people who WORK are having to decide between food and electricity.
11:41 nailed it.
You want heat in the winter? Get an F'ing job and STOP taking money from me and others so single mothers with 5 kids and no desire to get a job can keep the thermostat at 80 degrees.