The program creates jobs and strengthens the economy through the purchase of materials and equipment from the private sector. Each dollar is multiplied as it flows through our communities.
Congress must restore the program to pre-stimulus levels to maintain an effective commitment to weatherization, maintain the trained workforce and provide a much-needed economic boost to a fragile economy. Donít allow distortions of the facts to put the truly effective 35-year effort that is the Weatherization Assistance Program in peril.
Tim Warfield is executive director of the National Association for State Community Services Programs.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.