Legislative Alerts

Electric Cooperative Testifies on the Impact of the Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule

Roger Clark, Director, Engineering & Operations, Associated Electric Cooperative, testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power on the possible effects of the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule on his cooperative. Mr. Clark shared with the
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NRECA Supports S. 2508, the Energize Africa Act

S. 2508, the Energize Africa Act, sponsored by Sens. Bob Menendez and Bob Corker, was voted out of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations by a voice vote. This legislation would boost U.S. jobs while increasing access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, and also bolster NRECA Int
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NRECA Supports H.R. 4413, the Consumer Protection and End-User Relief Act

H.R. 4413, the Consumer Protection and End-User Relief Act, passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 265-144. This legislation exempts cooperative entities, like the Cooperative Finance Corporation, from margin requirements under the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill
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Electric Co-op Members Cannot Afford Price Increases, Job Losses from Carbon Regulations

(ARLINGTON, VA) —National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jo Ann Emerson today commented on the latest round of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions for power plants. “Americans count on affordable and reliable energy t
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NRECA Thanks Members for Their Support of Extended Comment Period on Greenhouse Gas Regulations

NRECA thanks Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and Deb Fischer, who were joined by 45 Senators, and Reps. Bill Johnson, Bennie Thompson, Jason Smith, and Jim Matheson, who were joined by 174 Members of Congress, to send bipartisan letters to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the Agency to
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NRECA Thanks Members of Congress for Their Support of the Rural Utilities Service

NRECA thanks Reps. Michael Conaway, Collin Peterson, Kevin Cramer, Filemon Vela, and the other 165 Members of Congress who signed a letter to the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. This is a huge show of support for the Rural Utilities Service Electric Loan Program and the
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NRECA Supports H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act.”

Update: NRECA joined with the Partnership for a Better Energy Future to reiterate its support for H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act.” As this bill is considered by the House of Representatives, NRECA urges all Members of Congress support for this legislation.
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NRECA Supports H.R. 2126, the “Energy Efficiency Improvement Act.”

In a letter to Congress, NRECA voiced its support for H.R. 2126, the “Energy Efficiency Improvement Act,” introduced by Reps. McKinley (R-WV) and Welch (D-VT). This piece of bipartisan legislation includes language to allow the continued usage of electric resistance water
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Electric Cooperative Testifies on Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century

Mel Coleman, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative CEO  and NRECA Board Vice President, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the benefits of and challenges to energy access in the 21st century. Mr. Coleman told the Committee that electric co
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