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Heating Assistance 

Congress has just approved a $400,000,000 boost in the government’s low income home energy assistance program.

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe says Maine stands to get about $10,000,000 more for energy assistance.

Fuel aid advocates say that this move is a step in the right direction, but they warn that it is still going to be a tough winter for the poor and elderly.

President Bush had proposed cutting the fuel aid program by nearly $380,000,000, which sparked major concerns in colder states like Maine.