Co-ops Applaud Senate Ag Appropriations Legislation

(ARLINGTON, VA) —National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jo Ann Emerson made the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passing the Agriculture Appropriations bill.

“Electric co-ops appreciate the hard work of Senators Jerry Moran and Jeff Merkley for their steadfast support of the Rural Utilities Service and additional funding for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program. These are critical tools that help keep rural communities strong,” said Emerson.

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.