NRECA Urges Congress to Pass $10 Billion in Low-Income Energy Aid

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and six other energy groups wrote a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies urging Congress to approve an additional $10 billion in emergency assistance to low-income Americans struggling to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter asks for additional funds to be added to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides help with home heating and cooling for low-income households, including the elderly, the disabled, and families with young children.

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