Jan 27 2006

SHELBY ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR TVA BOARD NOMINEES

Howard Thrailkill nominated as first Alabamian to board

U. S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), today announced that the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing for the Tennessee Valley Association (TVA) Board nominees. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased that the Committee is working in a timely manner to confirm Howard Thrailkill to the TVA board. Following his confirmation, Howard will be the first Alabamian to serve the TVA in this capacity, and his appointment marks the beginning of what I am confident will be a permanent tradition. I have long advocated for an Alabamian on the TVA board, and I am pleased the President chose Howard for this important position.”

Mr. Thrailkill was nominated by the President for a term which will expire in May of 2011.