O Jornal article by Vanessa Reboca

Senators John Kerry, D-Mass., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, are pushing for legislation to give businesses hurt by high heating oil costs access to credit through Small Business Administration disaster loan programs. They also want to help more families by expanding government home heating aid through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Millions of poor and elderly people on fixed incomes rely on heating assistance to help them pay their bills.

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