"TVA continues to withhold pension funding even as it collects funds specifically to cover pension costs from its ratepayers. Based on information I received from TVA through a Freedom of Information Act request, TVA expects to collect $528 million from its ratepayers in the current fiscal year, ending Sept. 30, 2014, to cover pension costs but plans to contribute only ...$250 million to the pension plan. In addition, TVA collected $539 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2013, and $530 million the previous fiscal year to cover pension costs, but contributed none of these funds to the employees' pension plan...It is unclear why TVA continues to withhold adequate funding from its employees' pension plan...it would be irresponsible for Congress to allow TVA to proceed unchallenged with its current pension funding policy."
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