Electric Co-ops Push for Key Priorities in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Posted: May 11, 2020 at 1:32 pm

The National Rural Electric Association’s (NRECA) ongoing advocacy efforts remain focused on ensuring that Congress considers electric co-op priorities as they move legislation to assist families, businesses and communities enduring hardships caused by the pandemic.

As the House and Senate develop additional relief legislation, NRECA CEO Jim Matheson wrote a letter urging Congress to pass provisions to address pandemic impacts that directly affect electric co-ops and the communities they serve. NRECA and electric co-op leaders are working with lawmakers who are championing our priorities.

The nation faces a long recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and NRECA continues to advocate for important policy proposals to help co-ops to address short-term challenges created by the crisis and long-term opportunities for economic growth.

Our electric co-op advocates can continue to help make impact in this effort by encouraging their congressional delegations to pass legislation to address the needs of their co-ops and communities.

Click to urge your member of Congress to take action to protect the 42 million Americans who rely on an electric co-op to power their homes and businesses.