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Home Heating Emergency Assistance Legislation Signed Into Law


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today the bipartisan House bill he helped shepherd through the Senate to extend propane deliveries was signed into law. The Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014 provides relief during propane shortages and interruptions by allowing the continuation of expedited propane deliveries.

Kentucky will benefit greatly from this law as Kentuckians will continue receiving expedited propane deliveries during the ongoing propane shortage that has caused many residents' heating bills to spike. Over 10 percent of Kentucky homes rely on propane for heat. Earlier this month, Senator McConnell helped facilitate Senate passage of the HHEATT Act to help ease the burden for these families. "The fierce winter has been costly and difficult for countless Kentucky families, businesses, and for our state's agriculture industry which also relies on propane. As a strong supporter of this bipartisan legislation, I helped facilitate the bill's Senate passage which will further extend emergency relief to Kentuckians in need and ensure propane deliveries are available in a timely manner," Senator McConnell said.

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