Douglas, colleagues urge Bush to release LIHEAP funding

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Northeastern governors are asking President Bush to release $120 million in contingency funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

And the Coalition of Northeastern Governors – chaired by Governor Jim Douglas – has come out in support of a proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders to provide an additional $2.7 billion in LIHEAP funding nationwide.

Douglas says Vermont has taken other steps to help people heat their homes. There is a new program allowing people to cut wood from state lands for heating fuel and stepped up home weatherization services. But he says additional federal heating aid is needed as well.

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