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Sens Klobuchar, Franken Petition Obama For Energy Resources

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 6:06 am

On Monday, U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.) continued their fight to help Minnesotans lower their energy bills by urging President Obama to increase funding for key programs that help families make their homes energy efficient.

In a letter to the President on Friday, Sens. Klobuchar and Franken pressed him to increase funding for weatherization programs that cut the costs of energy bills for Minnesotans. Specifically, Sens. Klobuchar and Franken urged the President to increase funding for the Weatherization Assistance and State Energy Programs. The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families save money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. The State Energy Program allows states to assist with the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to produce energy savings.

“In today’s tough economy, the rising cost of heating a home is placing an increased strain on countless families and seniors,” said Sen. Klobuchar. “Improving energy efficiency will mean greater energy savings and more cash in Minnesotans’ pockets at the end of the month.” Franken echoed those sentiments with similar ideas.

The bipartisan letter to the President was also signed by 35 of Sen. Klobuchar and Franken’s Senate colleagues.

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