This last Wednesday, Congressman Greg Pence did a plant tour at Harvest Land Co-op. Congressman Pence has been a great ally of the propane industry in Indiana. The visit gave the IPGA the opportunity to thank him for his vote to include propane in the Clean Corridors Program in the House highway bill. Congressman Pence was one of 37 members that voted to include propane and natural gas as eligible fuels for a $350M annual grant program for the installation of refueling and charging infrastructure.
Additionally, the IPGA discussed the need for additional funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. So far, Congress has allocated $900M in additional funding for the program in COVID-19 recovery/relief legislation. NPGA and other energy industries believe additional funds are needed to ensure that COVID-impacted workers are able to afford to heat their homes in the coming fall and winter months.