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.

For 2021, MRES has prepared legislative fact sheets five topics. Click on the links below to download the fact sheets, which will be used in discussions throughout the year as MRES staff engages with federal legislators and policymakers:

Regulatory Certainty Needed on Carbon Emissions

Gregory County, South Dakota, Pumped Storage Project

Infrastructure Initiative

Municipal Tax Issues

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. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-2nd District)

  • (Energy)
  • (Tax)

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-3rd District)

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-4th District)

  • (Energy)
  • (Tax)



Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D)

Sen. Tina Smith (D)


Rep. Jim Hagedorn (D-1st District)

Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-7th District)

  • (Energy)
  • (Tax)

Rep. Pete Stauber (R-8th District)

North Dakota:


Sen. John Hoeven (R)

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R)


Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R)

South Dakota:


Sen. John Thune (R)

Sen. Mike Rounds (R)


Rep. Dusty Johnson (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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