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Rep. Williams Announces USDA Rural Development Loan to Improve Electric Infrastructure

Jun 23, 2020
Press Release

CLEBURNE, TX Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $40.3 million loan for United Cooperative Services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. United is headquartered in Cleburne, Texas and serves approximately 85,300 members over nearly 10,600 miles of line.

“Dependable utilities in rural areas are vital to every sector of our economy and the wellbeing of our families,” said Congressman Williams. “Ensuring reliable infrastructure for our rural communities is one of my top priorities, and I’m proud to partner with Secretary Perdue and the Administration to provide needed resources for Texans.”

“Reliable and modern 21st century infrastructure, including electric infrastructure and smart grid technologies, is a cornerstone for prosperity in rural America,” said Secretary Perdue. “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities in building their futures.”

The Rural Development investment will be used to finance the installation of 679 miles of fiber optic cable which provides communications network for Smart Grid purposes to improve reliability and grid communication.

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Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas and serves as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.