October 30, 2020

The Washington Post: Senate Democrats call on power, water, telecom giants to halt all utility shutoffs

Many Americans are behind on their utilities and other bills because of the economic disruption

Top Senate Democrats are calling on electric, gas, water and telecommunications giants to voluntarily halt all utility shutoffs for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, raising fears that millions of Americans are falling behind on their bills and have no easy way to catch up.

The request - sent in a letter Friday to 21 of the largest utility companies - illustrates the country’s lingering economic needs even as Washington fails to coalesce around a new coronavirus relief package, which congressional Democrats say should include a disconnection ban and other aid to help families in dire financial straits.


Read the full article in the Washington Post here.

By:  Tony Romm
Source: Washington Post