Sen. Casey asks Congress to keep low-income home energy assistance program

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HARRISBURG, Pa. —

With the recent cold blast many people have likely been turning up their furnaces, which will be reflected in next month’s bill.

Pa. Sen. Bob Casey said he wants to make sure there’s help for those who need assistance and has asked Congress to keep the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program.

Casey said close to 400,000 households in Pennsylvania rely on the program and the average amount given to those in need is about $400.