H.R. 835 (113th): Energy Assistance for American Families Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 835

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 26, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Welch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To reauthorize the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for fiscal years 2014 through 2018, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Energy Assistance for American Families Act .

2.

Reauthorization of LIHEAP

Section 2602(b) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621(b)) is amended—

(1)

by striking 2001, and and inserting 2001,; and

(2)

by inserting after 2007 the following: , and $7,600,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018. Notwithstanding section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii), a State may use any allotment from funds appropriated under this subsection for fiscal years 2014 through 2018 to provide assistance to households whose income does not exceed 75 percent of the State median income.