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Wisconsin congressional delegation asks Obama for help with propane shortage

WASHINGTON (WXOW) - Wisconsin's entire congressional delegation sends a letter to President Obama for help regarding the propane shortages that have driven prices up significantly in the past several weeks.

In a statement, Rep. Ron Kind said the delegation is asking for quick action by the White House to resolve the problem.

“Many families across Wisconsin need propane to heat their homes during this historically cold winter, so these skyrocketing prices and supply shortages couldn’t be coming at a worse possible time,” said Rep. Kind. “We’re urging the President to take immediate action to get this resolved, lay out a plan to end the current crisis, and help ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

“Wisconsin’s rural areas are being particularly hard-hit by this crisis and we are taking all possible steps to resolve this shortage and identify the causes,” said Rep. Reid Ribble. “Wisconsinites depend on these services and we cannot tolerate systemic failures to continue.”

Prices for propane in some parts of the state, according to the delegation, are at $6 per gallon, compared to $1.50 the same time last year.

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