Northeast lawmakers urge Biden to reduce energy costs

(The Center Square) — A group of Democratic senators are calling on President Joe Biden to provide more funding for fuel assistance with winter approaching.
In a letter to Biden administration officials, Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, led by nearly 30 other Democrats, urged the White House Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to “take additional steps” to reduce energy costs for Americans through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
They said more funding is needed “once again,” with winter heating prices expected to remain roughly as high as last year and applications for fuel …