Friday afternoon, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman, Richard Hanna were in Utica to discuss why they're using Administration to fund the Weatherization Assistance Program and The State Energy Program.
The program helps families reduce their energy bills and makes homes more energy efficient.
"Over the last few years, we've seen devastating cuts to this program, and it basically means less families get the help they need, and a lot of families with children are going cold at night and that's not good enough," said Sen. Gillibrand. "We want to make sure the President keeps this as a priority."
"It's an efficient and effective way to put money into somebody's home that matters. It allows them to free up dollars to do other things," said Rep. Hanna.
Sen. Gillibrand says the average weatherization will save about $400.