The Hill: House Dem: White House energy cuts would ‘literally freeze’ people

Democrats from winter-weather states are lining up in droves to oppose a White House proposal to slash heating assistance for low-income families.

The lawmakers — including some senior Democrats — warn the cuts would very literally leave some of their most vulnerable constituents out in the cold.

“It would have real-world consequences for some pretty powerless people,” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said Tuesday. “People would literally freeze.”

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