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Administration of the rural electrification act

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Administration of the rural electrification act

hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on agriculture and forestry, United States Senate, 78th Congress, 1st session, on S. Res. 197, a resolution authorizing the employments of assistants and the expenditure of funds in a proposed investigation of the administration of the rural electrification act; pt. 1-5, Dec. 13, 1943-May 29, 1944

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

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Published by G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States.,
  • Rural electrification

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination5 pts. in 2 v. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16860067M

      The REA, which was created by the Rural Electrification Act on , was designed to spark electricity in rural areas. The federal government provided low-cost loans to . It was created in as the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), a New Deal agency promoting rural electrification. A total of rural electric and rural telecommunications utilities in 47 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

    Electricity would improve the efficiency of work and the comforts of home life in rural areas, encouraging more Americans to stay on family farms. Franklin D. Roosevelt made this issue part of his presidential campaign and worked with Congress to establish the Rural Electrification Administration . On , President Roosevelt, by executive order, created the Rural Electrification Administration. One year later the Rural Electrification Act was adopted, authorizing a loan program to co-operatives and public power districts for construction of rural lines.

    The Rural Electrification Administration – better known as the REA – had evolved from the Emergency Relief Act of It was one of the many “alphabet agencies” created during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was to be an agency with a.   “The private sector’s push for rural electrification would be forgotten as electrifying the countryside became a political issue during the New Deal, specifically with the creation of the Rural Electrification Administration in ” – Robert Bradley, Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies (), p.


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Administration of the rural electrification act by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry Download PDF EPUB FB2

RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT OF [As Amended Through P.L. –, Effective ] (Act of ) øMaterial in brackets and footnotes are not part of Act.¿ TABLE OF CONTENTS1 * * * * * * * TITLE I—RURAL ELECTRIFICATION Sec.

ø¿ Short title. Sec. ø¿ General authority of the Secretary of Agriculture. I Robert T. Beall is Economist, Rural Electrification Administration. Rural Electrification increased fromin January toinand toin January real sense the electrification of rural areas is of national concern.

Presidential Executive Order created the Rural Electrification Administration, or R.E.A., on With passage of the Norris-Rayburn Act the following year, Congress authorized $ million in appropriations for a ten-year program to electrify American farms.

is the 80 th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Act of The REA was created to bring electricity to farms. Innearly 90 percent of farms lacked electric power because the costs to get electricity to rural areas were prohibitive.

Rural Electrification Act () Andrew R. Klein. The Rural Electrification Act (49 Stat. ) was one of the most important pieces of legislation during the era of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New allowed the federal government to make low-cost loans to non-profit cooperatives (farmers who had banded together) for the purpose of bringing electricity to much of rural America for.

RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION. One of the most important New Deal programs for farmers was the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). This program, authorized by Congress inlent funds to rural cooperatives to generate and distribute electricity to areas not served by private utility companies.

(Record Group ) Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents Administrative History Records of the Rural Electrification Administration Records of the Administrator's Office General records Records of REA administrators and other officials Miscellaneous records Records of REA Divisions.

In United States: Agricultural recovery creation in of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), which did more to bring farmers into the 20th century than any other single act.

Thanks to the REA, nine out of 10 farms were electrified bycompared to one out of 10 in Read More. Before World War II, few rural women were familiar with electric appliances. The Rural Electrification Administration (REA) had to do something about this because electric co-ops wouldn’t be able to pay back their government loans if members used electricity only for lighting.

Rural Electrification Administration Improvement Act of - Amends the Rural Electrification Act of to revise discounted loan prepayment provisions to permit prepayment or sale of a loan that was advanced before May 1,or has been advanced for not less than two years at the lesser of: (1) the loan's outstanding principal balance; or (2) the loan's discounted present value.

The Rural Electrification Act was also an attempt made by FDR's New Deal to deal with the crippling amount of unemployment. History At the time the Rural Electrification Act was passed, electricity was commonplace in cities but largely unavailable in farms, ranches, and other rural places.

Therefore, in Congress passed the Rural Electrification Act to give rural Americans a 'fair chance.' On January 1,Daniel Freeman filed one of the nation's first homestead claims in Gage County, Nebraska.

About seventy years later one of the first Rural Electrification Districts was created in Gage County, Nebraska. Under the authority of the Rural Electrification Act ofthe Electric Program makes direct loans and loan guarantees (FFB), as well as grants and other energy project financing to electric utilities (wholesale and retail providers of electricity) that serve customers in rural areas.

H.R. ( rd): To amend the Rural Electrification Act of to return the Rural Electrification Administration to its original mission of providing credit to rural electric cooperatives which are unable to obtain needed financing in the private sector.

is the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Act of The REA was created to bring electricity to farms. Innearly 90 percent of farms lacked electric power because the costs to get electricity to rural areas were prohibitive.

REA funding and the hard work of Rural Electric Cooperatives transformed agriculture and life in rural America into productivity and. Amendments. —Pub. – added section catchline and text and struck out former text which read as follows: “There is hereby created and established an agency of the United States to be known as the ‘Rural Electrification Administration’, all of the powers of which shall be exercised by an Administrator, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and.

What is the Rural Electrification Administration. The REA was created by the Roosevelt Administration in to bring electricity to rural areas. Farmers were urged to create electricity cooperative companies.

It then channeled funding through these coops through low-interest loans to finance the construction of generation and distribution facilities and power lines to bring electricityAuthor: Roosevelt Institute.

3 Sec. 4 RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT OF Be it enacted by the Senate, and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I SECTION 1.

ø7 U.S.C. ¿ SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Rural Electrification Act of ’’. SEC. ø7 U.S.C. ¿ GENERAL AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OFFile Size: KB. The Rural Electrification Act (REA) is a law that was passed by the U.S.

Congress in May It was a congressional endorsement of the Rural Electrification Administration, which U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt created by executive order in May as part of his New Deal, during the Great Depression. Roosevelt was inspired to create the REA by observing the need for electricity.

Administration of the Rural Electrification Act: hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Seventy-eighth Congress, first session, on S.

Res.a resolution authorizing the employments of assistants and the expenditure of funds in a proposed investigation of the administration of the Rural Electrification Act ; Pt.December.

Report of Rural Electrification Administration (Vol-1) [United States. Rural Electrification Administration.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Report of Rural Electrification Administration (Vol-1).The “Rural Electrification Act” (REA) was a part of his “New Deal” program, designed to promote “Relief, Recovery, and Reform” in the United States.When on May 11 of that year he started the Rural Electrification Administration as a depression relief agency similar to the Work Projects Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, rural electrification at first seemed to offer the large-scale project that was needed, since only 10 percent of the nation's farms then had central.