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Goodlatte Statement on the USDA’s Investment to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure

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Washington, November 9, 2018 | Pete Larkin (540-857-2672) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below following the United States Department of Agriculture’s announcement to invest $1.6 billion in rural electric utility infrastructure projects:

“I want to congratulate the BARC Electric Cooperative in Millboro, Virginia for being included in the USDA loan and loan guarantee program announcement this week. This $13,000,000 loan will connect the BARC offices with five substations, improving distribution grid operations and the reliability of their service to both residential and commercial consumers. It is important for rural areas to have dependable and upgraded electricity systems. I am glad that the USDA decided to invest in the betterment of this Sixth District business."
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