On March 26, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led a letter to the Department of Energy on funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The program’s budget was cut by 60 percent in FY2012, and the Continuing Resolution’s flat-funding will further hurt the program. The letter, signed by 32 other senators, urged the Department to continue sufficiently funding the program by using its reprogramming and transfer authority.