Our Issues

The Farm Bill is critical legislation for rural America. In addition to provisions important to farming, trade, research, nutrition and conservation, it contains tools that help electric cooperatives perform some of our most basic functions.
America’s Electric Cooperatives support legislative efforts to increase access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas where we serve.
America’s Electric Cooperatives oppose selling the PMAs and TVA, or any assets owned by those entities, to raise revenue for the federal government.
Electric cooperatives support developing ways to streamline disaster recovery programs while maintaining our commitment to efficient disaster recovery.
Protecting the nation’s electric power grid and ensuring an affordable, reliable and secure supply of energy are top priorities for electric cooperatives, and the electric power industry as a whole.
Electric cooperatives support developing ways to streamline our commitment to efficient disaster recovery.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides critical home heating and cooling help to millions of vulnerable American families.
We need Congress to pass S. 2526/H.R. 5282 “The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act” which would save nearly $40 million for the 880 co-ops participating in NRECA’s RS Plan.
Electric cooperative efforts to maintain grid reliability and ensure public safety include keeping power line rights-of-way clear of hazardous trees and vegetation, even along lines that cross federal lands to provide affordable electricity to rural Americans.
NRECA supports passage of legislation to provide regulatory certainty for power plants that are seeking to make improvements to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) reform is necessary to ensure this 40-year old statute more accurately reflects the current electricity market and helps rural electric cooperatives continue to provide affordable, reliable electricity.
NRECA supports EPA’s proposal to rescind the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and strongly encourages EPA to move purposefully to propose and finalize a replacement 111(d) rule consistent with the section’s regulatory history.
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