Policy & Advocacy

NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government and the Independent Federal agencies. NARUC provides Members of Congress and their staff with:

  • Association's position on issues being debated in the House or Senate
  • Witnesses to testify before Congressional Committees
  • Policy briefings to update and educate Senate and House staff.

Additionally, NARUC files briefs and pleadings before the U.S. Supreme Court and other Federal courts in support of State utility commission interests. NARUC also provides the Executive Branch with policy proposals and works with the Departments on the formulation of regulatory policies. NARUC works closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner (NRC), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to ensure the State perspective is considered in their proceedings.

Legal Filings

As directed by our membership, NARUC frequently submits comments and pleadings to Federal courts on relevant issues. Below is an archive of NARUC legal filings before the Federal Courts, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and others.

For legal filings prior to 2013, please visit the NARUC Library.

NARUC members propose resolutions for consideration by the standing Committees and, if passed, the Board of Directors. The resolutions become the Association's policy positions and are used to ensure that policymakers, lawmakers, industry, and the general public understand the issues that face State regulators. Resolutions are debated at each of the three yearly NARUC meetings.

Search the NARUC Library (for other past NARUC resolutions)

Access the NARUC Resolutions Template (use this template if you are drafting a NARUC Resolution)