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Franken And Klobuchar Push For More Heating Assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDAL) - Both Minnesota U-S Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, have joined a bipartisan group of 38 other senators calling on President Obama to strengthen the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  The senators are concerned that funding for the program has declined 32 percent in recent years while the number of households eligible for the assistance has increased.  Klobuchar says no family should have to face a choice between buying groceries and heating their home as winter weather sets in.  They're asking the President to restore funding for the program to 4.7 billion dollars in his budget.

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