WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the proposal in the Trump administration’s budget to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) transmission lines.

“While it is important to remember that TVA has not received any taxpayer funding since 1999 and has taken positive steps in recent years to pay down its debt, as I’ve said before, I think it’s valuable to evaluate from time to time reforms that could cause TVA to function more effectively for Tennessee taxpayers and ratepayers,” said Corker. “That said, at the end of the day, selling TVA is a very unlikely outcome.”