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Friday, June 8, 2007

FY08 Update for WAP and LIHEAP

The full House Appropriations Committee completed it's mark up of the 2008 Energy and Water bill earlier this week.

Weatherization funding for FY08 has been set at $245.6 million - $101 million more than the Administration's recommendation. The bill should be sent to the House floor for a vote later this month.

A breakdown of the figures for FY08 E&W funding can be found here.

Mark up for the Senate version of the Energy and Water bill should occur sometime between mid to late June.

Meanwhile, the House Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Appropriations provided $2.662 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)for FY08, an increase of $500 million over the comparable amount provided for FY07. The bill provides for FY08: $1.98 billion in block grant funding, the same level as provided in FY07 and $682 million in contingency funds, an increase of about $500 million over the FY07 contingency fund level of $181.7.

The subcommittee release regading funding for LIHEAP and other programs can be found here.

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