New England governors push for home heating assistance

By Brent Addleman | The Center Square

New England governors are pressing the federal government for a supplement aid package supporting home heating assistance to residents this winter.

Led by Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, the governors penned a letter to congressional leaders expressing their desire to see approval of President Joe Biden’s request for the emergency supplemental funding package that would assist residents with home heating assistance.

Phil Scott for Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott

Lamont is joined in writing the letter by Maine Gov. Janet Mills, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott.

The letter, according to the release, was written to Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, D-CT; ranking member Kay Granger, R-TX; Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-VT; and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, R-AL.

In the letter, according to the release, the governors urge the delegation “to include emergency supplement funding” of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to include more funding into the program “to address increasing home energy bills that likely will be exacerbated this winter” due to “volatile global energy markets.”

The governors point to Biden’s request of “$500 million in emergency funds” and are requesting the committee to “allocate at least that amount.”

Citing LIHEAP as a “vitally important” program in New England, the program aids low-income households meet energy costs who the governors claim, “spend a disproportionate amount of their income on home energy.”

Image courtesy of Phil Scott for Vermont

7 thoughts on “New England governors push for home heating assistance

  1. Don’t you all get it yet? The political playbook is to create a problem, then fix it (sort of), and project the appearance of effective leadership. They don’t call it ‘political science’ for nothin’.

  2. Maybe it’s New England Democrats that voted for this problem that is the real problem.. ya think?
    How about the 50% of us that didn’t vote for this crisis get some help.
    The Democrats that voted us into crisis can put on their sweaters and listen to their belly growl for a while.

  3. Meanwhile our progressive overlords want to tax fuel oil users more in the
    name of The Warm mongering hoax… a huge government circle jerk…

  4. Just get Biden’s thumb off the driling and pumping and piping of our valuable oil supplies.

    This is bad politcs, and can be reparied by good politics. Ther is no shortage.

  5. We know that the fool Phillip Scott voted for Joe Biden and this mess we are in today

    Phil Scott actually supports all of this stuff but wants to make himself look like a good guy by putting us in more debt to finance heating that is so necessary.

    Phil Scott is also in favor of the Green New deal and totally doing away with fossil fuels

    Phil Scott is a traitor to Vermonters

    Who in the state of Vermont is going to vote for Phil Scott for governor or for Joe Benning for Lieutenant Governor when they both vote for and support the Biden administration and the corruption that is pouring out of that administration.

    As Republicans in the state of Vermont we need to defend our state from people like Joe Benning

    We need to send a message to the Republican party that we will no longer tolerate the garbage they are cramming down our throats

    Please visit

    Everyone should spread the word among friends and family, in the community, and on social media.

    Ballot MUST be filled out EXACTLY:

    “Gregory M. Thayer of Rutland”

  6. “…governors are pressing the federal government for a supplement aid package supporting home heating assistance to residents this winter” – Instead of pressing the federal government to take moves, support programs that would lower the cost of energy across the board by facilitation the availability of fuel to generate it – to heat our homes – to run our cars – and to ameliorate the risk of blackouts. With the Biden administration, the Buy Electric Cars administration, in control, it’ll be amazing if anything at all keeps working.

  7. New England governors are part of the problem. In fact, they ARE the problem. What a joke. They need to tell their Marxist leader to open the XL pipeline. But they won’t. Because they are weak. And they really don’t care about your plight. If they did, you wouldn’t have this plight to begin with.

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