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SA 5022. Mr. SANDERS (for himself and Mr. COLEMAN, Mr. KERRY, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. BROWN, Mr. KENNEDY, and Mr. CASEY) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4983 by Mr. REID (for Mr. DODD (for himself and Mr. SHELBY)) to the bill H.R. 3221, moving the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies; reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers,
increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infrastructure, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of title VI of division A, add the following:
SEC. 1606. LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE APPROPRIATIONS.
(a) In General.--In addition to any amounts appropriated under any other provision of Federal law, there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for fiscal year 2008--
(1) $1,265,000,000 (to remain available until expended) for making payments under subsections (a) through (d) of section 2604 of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623); and
(2) $1,265,000,000 (to remain available until expended) for making payments under section 2604(e) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(e)), notwithstanding the designation requirement of section 2602(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 8621(e)).
(b) Emergency Requirement.--The amount provided under this section is designated as an emergency requirement, pursuant to section 204 of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress).


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 20, 2008.)