TVA Board

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BILL FRIST SAYS HE EXPECTS THE REVAMPED TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY BOARD TO BE CONFIRMED... DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM A GEORGIA SENATOR.
CONGRESS RECENTLY PASSED A LAW REQUIRING THE T-V-A BOARD TO HAVE NINE PART-TIME MEMBERS INSTEAD OF THREE FULL-TIME ONES. GEORGIA SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON HAS THREATENED TO BLOCK CONFIRMATION OF THE BOARD MEMBERS BECAUSE NONE OF THE NOMINEES ARE FROM GEORGIA.
HOWEVER...FRIST FEELS CONFIDENT ISAKSON HAS BEEN REASSURED THE BOARD WILL HAVE FAIR REPRESENTATION BECAUSE ITS MAKEUP WILL CONSTANTLY CHANGE AS BOARD MEMBERS TERMS EXPIRE. T-V-A SUPPLIES POWER TO SEVERAL PARTS OF KENTUCKY AND SIX OTHER STATES.