Testimony of Joanne Choate, Maine State Housing Agency on Behalf of NEADA

Contact: Mark Wolfe
Phone: 202-237-5199
Date: July 13, 2001

On July 13, 2001, Jo-Ann Choate, Manager of Maine’s LIHEAP program, testified on behalf of NEADA before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The hearing, broadcast live on CSPAN, allowed Ms. Choate to tell the Committee of NEADA’s support for S. 352, The Energy Emergency Response Act of 2001, which, among other things, would increase authorizations for: 1) the State Energy Program (SEP) to $75 million; 2) base LIHEAP to $3.4 billion per year; and 3) the Weatherization Program to $310 million.