U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representative Bud Cramer (D-AL-05) today were elected cochairmen of the bicameral, bipartisan Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Caucus for the 110th Congress.
“Congressman Cramer’s election as cochairman will strengthen TVA. TVA deserves bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and this will help ensure that,” said Alexander. “My goal is to help create an environment in which the new TVA board can develop a strategic plan that will provide ratepayers in the Tennessee Valley with reliable, low-cost, clean electric power for years to come.”
“I am excited about this opportunity to lead this group of Senators and Representatives who are passionate about a successful future for TVA and the communities they represent,” said Cramer. “TVA can be a valuable partner with our communities in North Alabama and across the region. Not only do we depend on them for affordable utilities, environmental research, and management of the Tennessee River, but TVA also plays a key role in helping recruit new industries to our region. This responsibility is one, which I believe additional emphasis should be placed. I look forward to working with the leadership at TVA to ensure our area’s economic vitality.”
The Congressional TVA Caucus is made up of Senators and Representatives from the Tennessee Valley region, which includes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Senator Alexander chaired the caucus during the 108th Congress and 109th Congress.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power company.