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Home Performance Coalition Opposes Trump Budget Proposal

The Home Performance Coalition has expressed disappointment at President Trump’s “skinny” budget which would phase out the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the State Energy Program (SEP), as well as threatening the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The organization noted that Trump had promised to support America’s infrastructure. HPC states that the U.S. Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides grants to states and some Indian tribes to improve energy efficiency of homes for low-income families. “Slashing the funding to the very programs that help low-income homeowners and advance residential infrastructure so that homes use energy more efficiently and effectively, and become more resilient to fuel price spikes, is bad policy and contradicts President Trump’s promises to the American people,” the Coalition noted in a release.

“As an alliance of like-minded organizations working to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable and energy efficient, we strongly disagree with these cuts that affect the most vulnerable Americans," said Brian T. Castelli, President and CEO of the Home Performance Coalition. "Our overarching mission is to create efficient and sustainable homes and communities, for all Americans, particularly low-income Americans. Therefore we urge the President to work with Congress to shape a common sense budget that protects our homes, families and communities.”

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