Lotsa goings on over on the Hill today, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Conference Report expected to pass out the House today and the Senate sometime this week. The future of this bill is uncertain, with the President vowing to veto it.
What’s unfortunate about that possibility is that it has been pared down from its’ first iteration and there is some important stuff in there, specifically, funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps those who have trouble paying their electricity bills (BTW, have you been outside today – cold!) and helping the Social Security Administration keep up.
Forget the gridlock, fund this thing!
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