As they did when a similar idea came from the Obama administration, Tennessee’s senators are pushing back against a President Donald Trump’s proposal to sell TVA’s federal electric transmission assets.

The proposal was included in a plan released this week by the Trump administration to reform and reorganize the federal government.

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both Tennessee Republicans, said the idea won’t produce a positive outcome.

Alexander called it a “loony” idea.

He said in a prepared statement:

TVA’s continued success and ability to provide low-cost power is vital to the TVA region’s families and businesses. This loony idea of selling TVA and TVA’s transmission lines seems to keep popping up regardless of who is president, and each of those proposals have all been soundly rejected by Congress.

When President Obama proposed selling TVA in 2013, all it did was undermine TVA’s credit, raise interest rates on TVA’s debt and threaten to increase electric bills for 9 million ratepayers. TVA has among the lowest power rates in the country which, along with its reliability, help bring numerous new businesses to the region.

Corker said that re-evaluating ways for TVA to function more effectively is a good idea, but that selling transmission lines isn’t a good plan.

He said in a prepared statement:

While TVA has not received any taxpayer funding since 1999 and has taken positive steps in recent years to pay down its debt, I do think it’s valuable to evaluate from time to time reforms that could cause TVA to function more effectively for Tennessee taxpayers and ratepayers. That said, at the end of the day, I continue to believe that selling TVA’s transmission lines would be harmful to the Tennessee Valley and remains a very unlikely outcome.

In 2013, President Barack Obama’s proposed a budget that mentioned the possibility of selling TVA.