In March, Congress passed three separate bills responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and a fourth might be considered later this spring. APPA’s Government Relations team has been busy working on behalf of public power utilities, providing important information to the Hill. The Association has kept them informed of electric sector efforts to keep the lights on and protect utility workers, and identified where Congress could be helpful to those efforts.
Hear how these bills may help your utility and community during this national crisis and what issues may be addressed in future legislation.
- Recent changes to the Family Medical Leave Act
- Increased funding to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Power shut-offs
- Funding to small businesses to assist them with paying their utility bills
- Funding to state and local governments, and more.
John Godfrey and Amy Thomas, Senior Government Relations Director; and Desmarie Waterhouse, Vice President, Government Relations & Counsel, American Public Power Association
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