Democrat Response to Republican Home Heating Petition

State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
121st Connecticut House District

“This is unfortunate politicizing of a program that has always existed in the interest of our most vulnerable population.

I encourage my Republican colleagues to contact their Federal GOP representation and ask for the restoration of the full amount of LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funding, as our Connecticut Congressional members have asked.

There is still time for the federal government to come up with the additional funding before benefits start being paid in November.   If that federal funding is recouped, problem solved.   If not, the state General Assembly could address the issue in a special legislative session in December or at the beginning of the 2023 General Assembly session.”

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