WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul had the opportunity to speak to over 150 South Carolinians at the South Carolina Electric Co-Ops annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In attendance were representatives from the Newberry Electric Co-Op.
Paul helped pass legislation this year to allow Co-Ops to continue using demand response programs that keep more dollars in consumers pockets. S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, was one of the Co-Op’s legislative priorities this year.
“It is an honor to speak with our nation’s providers of safe, affordable, and reliable electricity. Your industry is critical to keeping our economy and rural communities strong and we should encourage productivity by removing the red tape,” Paul said. “Most of your regulations and laws are written by unelected bureaucrats, which is why I propose we repeal two regulations for every one we pass. Together, we can fight to keep the Washington Machine out of our industries, homes and churches.”