Veto Threat on Low-Income Heating Assistance Ignores Serious Need

Publication Date: August 2008

Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Heather Long; Richard Kogan

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Economic projections; Housing assistance; Federal budget; Economic inequality

Type: Report


President Bush has threatened to veto additional home energy assistance funding for low-income households this winter.  Without the additional funding, which is needed to offset a 40 percent increase in home heating costs, large numbers of low-income Americans will suffer extensive hardship this winter.