Text: H.R.4554 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/02/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4554


To reauthorize the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2010

Mr. Markey of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. Welch, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Michaud, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. McGovern, Mr. McMahon, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Carnahan, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Hodes, Mr. Boucher, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Sutton, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Engel, and Mr. Loebsack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To reauthorize the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Energy Assistance for American Families Act”.

SEC. 2. Reauthorization of LIHEAP.

Section 2602(b) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621(b)) is amended—

(1) by striking “2001, and” and inserting “2001,”; and

(2) by inserting after “2007” the following: “, and $7,600,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014. Notwithstanding section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii), a State may use any allotment from funds appropriated under this subsection for fiscal years 2011 through 2014 to provide assistance to households whose income does not exceed 75 percent of the State median income”.