​NRECA and the American Public Power Association (APPA) sent a joint letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry opposing the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request to sell the transmission assets of three federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). NRECA and APPA also oppose the President's proposal to change the current cost-based rate structure for all four of the PMAs.

PMA and TVA costs are paid by customers and not the federal government; none of the costs are borne by taxpayers. For many decades, these partnerships have been a win-win for the federal government and for public power and rural electric cooperative utilities, their retail customers, and their communities.FULL LETTER