ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today welcomed the 115th Congress and pledged to work with lawmakers on issues that impact electric cooperatives and their 42 million members.
“The 115th Congress has a great opportunity to work together for the benefit of the American people, and electric cooperatives look forward to working with lawmakers every step of the way,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “America’s electric co-ops have deep ties to the rural communities they serve and believe that Congress should prioritize regulatory reform, rural economic development, and infrastructure improvement. We look forward to working with lawmakers on common-sense goals that promote a healthy economy, enhance the quality of life in America’s rural communities, and ensure continued access to affordable and reliable power.”
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.