HARRISBURG – Legislation to bring much-needed accountability to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance Program will soon become law, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said today.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to prevent further waste, fraud and abuse in the state weatherization and energy assistance programs, the House passed a measure that will require recipients to verify their income eligibility, said Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland).
HARRISBURG – This week, the House approved legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon), which would require the state to verify the income of anyone receiving heat assistance and weatherization services to determine eligibility. The legislation also requires any fraud uncovered to be reported to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
HARRISBURG – Continuing its commitment to ending waste, fraud and abuse in the Commonwealth’s public assistance programs, the state House has approved legislation to bring accountability to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said.
HARRISBURG – To help ensure that taxpayer money set aside to help those in need is not wasted by those who are defrauding the system, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) voted in favor of legislation that applies income verification to the state’s home heating and winter weatherization programs.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) this week joined her colleagues in advancing legislation that seeks to eliminate fraud and abuse within two important state programs.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon) is co-sponsoring legislation which would require income verification to determine eligibility for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). House Bill 1991 is now in the hands of the state Senate following passage by the House Monday.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) this week joined his colleagues in the House in voting to advance legislation aimed at making sure taxpayer dollars set aside to help the truly needy stay warm in the winter months is not abused by unscrupulous individuals.
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved a welfare reform bill co-sponsored by Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) that would help reduce fraud in a state-administered program that helps low-income people with their heating bills.
HARRISBURG – The House today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) that would reform Pennsylvania’s fraud-ridden Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and its Weatherization Assistance Program so taxpayer dollars only go to help the truly needy.
HARRISBURG – The House Health Committee today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), with the cooperation of Rep. Ron Waters (D-Delaware/Philadelphia), to require the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to verify the eligibility of recipients of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
HARRISBURG – The House Health Committee today held a public hearing in Harrisburg to study Rep. Bryan Cutler’s (R-Peach Bottom) House Bill 1991, which would increase oversight and income verification standards for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
HARRISBURG – A state House Majority Policy Committee hearing centered on welfare reform and cost-control efforts revealed that more than 100,000 ineligible welfare recipients have been removed from the state’s Medical Assistance program since July. Majority Policy Committee Chairman Dave Reed (R-Indiana), who along with members of the Policy Committee was briefed on the news today by top welfare department officials, applauded the reform steps.
In my time as a state legislator, I have come to learn that Pennsylvania residents are some of the most caring folks one could ever hope to meet. Especially during difficult times, people are always willing to lend a hand in their community.