Guiding Federal Legislation

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and its members remain active and involved in the legislative process, and we accomplish that through an aggressive legislative effort.

Energy-related issues continue to remain a focus at our nation's capital, and our staff closely monitors pending federal legislation relevant to MRES and its members. Working with our congressional delegation and other key policymakers is an integral part of our work agenda. Our policy positions are reflected in the fact sheets below.

Federal Legislative Fact Sheets

Municipal Service Territory Preservation

Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act Reform (PURPA) 

Broadband Pole Attachment

Protecting the Federal Power Program 

Federal Legislators

MRES serves as an advocate for its members, and continues to build on the relationships with the lawmakers and policymakers representing out member districts. Here is a listing of federal legislators.



Sen. Charles Grassley (R)

Sen. Joni Ernst (R)


Rep. Steve King (R-4th District)

Rep. David Young (R-3rd District)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-2nd District)



Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D)

Sen. Tina Smith (D)


Rep. Tim Walz (D-1st District)

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-7th District)

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-8th District)

North Dakota:


Sen. John Hoeven (R)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D)


Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-At Large)

South Dakota:


Sen. John Thune (R)

Sen. Mike Rounds (R)


Rep. Kristi Noem (R-At Large)

Impacting Federal Regulation

MRES and its members actively monitor and participate in major federal regulatory matters, as the regulatory landscape is changing. We participate or intervene in matters that affect MRES and our member municipal electric utilities through targeted efforts in specific agency dockets. We will post more information when issues important to MRES and to our members arise.

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