Veto Threat on Low-Income Heating Assistance Ignores Serious Need
Publication Date: August 2008
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Housing assistance; Federal budget; Economic inequality
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.