Legislative Alerts

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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Senate Passes S. 1302, the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act

On Tuesday, January 28th, the Senate passed S. 1302, the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act, by unanimous consent. This bipartisan legislation would make the temporary exemption from pension funding rules in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for rural coop
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Co-ops Welcome New Farm Bill

Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), today urged the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pass the new, five-year Farm Bill as quickly as possible. “Electric cooperatives appreciate the conferees working together to reach a co
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Electric Cooperative Testifies on EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Tony Campbell, President and CEO of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power on EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Standards for Fossil Fuel Power Plants. Mr. Campbell warned the Committee that EPA’s propo
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Updated: NRECA Urges Senate to Pass S. 1302, the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act

Over 40 bipartisan Senators have joined Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) to cosponsor S. 1302, which should be on the Senate floor in December. In 2006, Congress recognized its new pension funding rules we
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NRECA Supports S. 1353, the Cybersecurity Act of 2013

In a letter to Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller and Ranking Member John Thune, NRECA, as part of a coalition representing every segment of the electric utility and nuclear power industries, voiced support for S. 1353, the Cybersecurity Ac
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