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Rural Co-Op Is Chance for Emerson to Solve Issues

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Emerson will leave the House in February to serve as CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She plans to be on the road next year visiting co-ops.

“We used to be largely centered in the Agriculture committees. Now the issues affecting the industry means we’re virtually in every committee in Congress,” he says. “It’s a much broader range of issues that affect us and the industry.”

The one constant, English says, is the association’s bottom line for determining whether policy is good or bad for co-op members.

“How will it affect their electric bills? How will it affect their quality of life? Is this something that is going to help them or something that is going to work to their detriment?” he asks.

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