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State by State Impacts: House Republicans’ Extreme CR Would Decimate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program as Temperatures Drop

State by State Impacts: House Republicans’ Extreme CR Would Decimate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program as Temperatures Drop
State by State Impacts: House Republicans’ Extreme CR Would Decimate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program as Temperatures Drop

With less than two weeks before the end of the fiscal year, extreme House Republicans are playing partisan games with peoples’ lives and marching our country toward a government shutdown that would have damaging impacts all across the country.

Instead of working in a bipartisan manner to keep the government open and address emergency needs for the American people, House Republicans introduced a continuing resolution this week that makes an 8%, across-the-board cut to programs that millions of hardworking Americans count on—violating the bipartisan budget deal the President and Congress agreed to earlier this year. On top of these indiscriminate cuts, their continuing resolution makes even deeper cuts to several other key programs, including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)—which families depend on to heat their homes during the winter. With colder weather approaching,House Republicans’ extreme CR would cut LIHEAP by over 60%.

Here is what House Republicans’ draconian over 60% cut to LIHEAP would look like across all 50 states and the District of Columbia:

State Cut to LIHEAP Households served by LIHEAP (FY 2022)
Alabama $40 Million 59,725
Alaska $7 Million 4,117
Arizona $21 Million 6,377
Arkansas $22 Million 45,711
California $159 Million 98,075
Colorado $36 Million 84,096
Connecticut $49 Million 92,180
Delaware $9 Million 8,445
Dist. of Col. $8 Million 8,035
Florida $72 Million 36,141
Georgia $57 Million 81,558
Hawaii $4 Million 6,357
Idaho $14 Million 36,969
Illinois $118 Million 258,424
Indiana $53 Million 109,750
Iowa $37 Million 112,451
Kansas $25 Million 33,688
Kentucky $38 Million 62,668
Louisiana $37 Million 17,437
Maine $26 Million 36,563
Maryland $52 Million 82,046
Massachusetts $90 Million 133,635
Michigan $112 Million 337,073
Minnesota $80 Million 127,605
Mississippi $24 Million 28,891
Missouri $55 Million 117,891
Montana $14 Million 16,418
Nebraska $22 Million 41,587
Nevada $10 Million 22,753
New Hampshire $19 Million 24,425
New Jersey $87 Million 236,094
New Mexico $13 Million 34,123
New York $256 Million 1,166,391
North Carolina $72 Million 149,869
North Dakota $14 Million 14,020
Ohio $106 Million 231,446
Oklahoma $26 Million 58,421
Oregon $27 Million 60,070
Pennsylvania $137 Million 342,419
Rhode Island $16 Million 25,581
South Carolina $34 Million 13,921
South Dakota $13 Million 23,966
Tennessee $47 Million 62,373
Texas $120 Million 76,573
Utah $18 Million 18,912
Vermont $14 Million 26,854
Virginia $67 Million 106,279
Washington $42 Million 89,121
West Virginia $22 Million 59,194
Wisconsin $72 Million 194,705
Wyoming $7 Million 8,260

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/09/20/state-by-state-impacts-house-republicans-extreme-cr-would-decimate-the-low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-as-temperatures-drop/