The public utility commission in PA has urged Congress to continue programs that President Trump wants to get rid of

03.31.17 | Terry Diener

President Trump’s budget proposal asks Congress to eliminate federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program to help boost spending on the military.

In a letter to members of Congress, the commissioners said both are critical parts of the “safety net” for vulnerable consumers – helping older residents, struggling families and people living with disabilities to stay warm during the winter.

LIHEAP helps about 345,000 low-income Pennsylvania residents a year reduce their heating bills in winter.

WAP helps about 1,500 high-risk and high-use households a year improve their energy efficiency and save money on heat.