S.1961 - LIHEAP Protection Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 12/07/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Appropriations|
|Latest Action:||12/07/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8417) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1961 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/07/2011)
LIHEAP Protection Act - Makes appropriations for FY2012 for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Expresses the sense of the Senate that this Act should be implemented in a manner consistent with the Budget Control Act of 2011, and that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) should: (1) continue and expedite efforts to identify best practices used by LIHEAP grant recipients; (2) provide training and technical assistance to such grant recipients; (3) recommend policy changes, and assess and mitigate risk at governmental levels in order to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse; and (4) strengthen the Program so all funds reach the households who need them the most.