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For Immediate Release: September 10, 2013
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382, rthormeyer@naruc.org

NARUC Offers Support for Rep. Matsui's Lifeline Proclamation

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement in support of Rep. Doris Matsui’s resolution recognizing Lifeline Awareness Week:

“On behalf of NARUC, we thank Rep. Matsui for introducing this resolution. By bringing this issue to Congress’ attention, Rep. Matsui is doing a major service for all consumers over the country. Lifeline Awareness Week is an effort to bring attention to this crucial program and ensure that as many qualified Americans are utilizing this resource. This resolution gives Lifeline Awareness Week national prominence, validating the hard work of NARUC members and our State and federal partners.”
--NARUC President Philip Jones of Washington

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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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