On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas and Lands Act of 2019, the RURAL Act. The RURAL Act will protect more than 900 electric coops from the risk of losing their tax-exempt status when they accept government grants for disaster relief, broadband service and other programs that benefit coop members. The Senate is expected to pass the bill later this week, and the President is expected to sign it into law.