Deadline looming for government heating assistance

Gerald Simmond delivers home heating oil to a residence in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Jan. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

November 16, 2010 2:22:11 PM PST
If you rely on government heating assistance, it may no longer be available just as winter sets in.

Lawmakers say those who need help would lose it if Congress doesn't restore funding by December 3.

More than 60,000 Long Island households rely on heating assistance.

State programs would run out of money next month if the House and Senate don't fund the $5-billion program.

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