1:23 PM EDT

Rick Boucher, D-VA 9th

Mr. BOUCHER. I thank the gentleman from Connecticut for yielding, and I want to commend him on this amendment.

His amendment recognizes the value of the Weatherization Assistance Program and proposes to increase the authorization levels to a higher point toward the levels that usefully can be spent in weatherizing homes. To the extent that the measure sends to the Appropriations Committee a signal that there should be an increase in appropriations for this program, I think it's highly valuable. I thank the gentleman for bringing this amendment forward and urge its adoption, and I thank him for yielding

this time.