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Entergy visits lawmakers on Capitol Hill

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Advocates from Entergy Louisiana are meeting with congressional leaders to urge increased funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Company and community advocates aim to expand support to the life-saving program. LIHEAP helps customers in need afford to keep their homes comfortable during the extreme temperatures summer and winter. Funding of this federal program has dropped by more than a third from $5.1 billion in 2009 to $3.4 billion. This reduction in funding limits the level of assistance available for the more than 569,823 qualifying households around Louisiana. 

Entergy representatives and community partners will be making the case to get LIHEAP funding restored. The goal is to secure LIHEAP funding of at least $4.7 billion for 2015. This could result in as much as $479 million in assistance for families in Entergy's four-state service territory.

Entergy's Louisiana utility companies provide electric service to more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. and natural gas service to nearly 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area through Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.

          

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