McMorris Claims Victory in Keeping the BPA Rate

Jan 04, 2009

(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) announced today that the proposal to require power-marketing administrations, including the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), to charge market-based prices for electricity was not included in the House budget resolution passed today by a vote of 218 to 214. McMorris worked with the Northwest Congressional delegation to get the proposal removed.

“Today was a victory for the Pacific Northwest and a truly bi-partisan effort by our delegation to protect our jobs and our regional economy,” said McMorris. “The Budget resolution passed today is our first effort to outline the priorities critical to our country including national security, economic security and deficit reduction.”

The House budget resolution is simply a starting point that outlines the funding limits for the federal government. The House version includes funding for our national and homeland security efforts, it restrains overall federal spending and cuts the deficit in half by 2009 – without raising taxes.

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