Help With Energy Costs 

(AP) – The goal is to ease the burden of high energy prices on working families and seniors who’re running air conditioners to stay cool.

Collins says the federal funding to help with both heating and cooling is a &quot:lifeline to some of our most vulnerable citizens.&quot:

Collins is leading the push with Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed.

They are co-chairs of the Senate Northeast-Midwest Coalition, which lobbies for funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Altogether, 32 senators signed a letter to Bush.