Secretary Perdue, Congressional Leaders to Address more than 2,000 Electric Co-op Representatives

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and congressional leaders will address more than 2,000 electric co-op representatives in Washington, D.C. early next week as part of NRECA’s 2018 Legislative Conference.

The annual conference offers an opportunity for electric co-op leaders to engage elected officials in a dialogue about co-op priorities. While in Washington, co-op leaders will encourage elected officials to invest in rural America through robust rural development programs in the Farm Bill and expanded funding for rural broadband deployment.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman
NRECA CEO Jim Matheson

WHAT:  Remarks to electric co-op leaders

April 9, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Speakers: Sec. Perdue, Sen. Inhofe, Sen. Roberts, Mr. Matheson)

April 10, 2018
10:00 am – 10:20 pm (Speaker: Sen. Murkowski)

RSVP: Reporters interested in covering must plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and RSVP by emailing Dan Riedinger (

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.